to COAST CUISINE
- - Tried and trusted, these traditional recipes have
been kindly contributed by Coastweek readers - enjoy !
Yogen Datta's Whitesands king Prawn Molee
Beach Resort Executive Chef
provided this delicious recipe which has long
proved a popular favourite with fortunate guests enjoying the luxury
facilities of this five-star Kenya North Coast holiday destination.
TRADITIONAL FISH AND
TOMATOES FROM THE PYRENNEES
Ex-Kenyan and former Mombasa insurance assessor
Malaher is something of a world traveller who has now made
home in Tasmania, Australia. A keen fishermen he kindly
this delicious recipe he discovered in the Pyrennees, Spain.
MANGO AND PRAWNS CURRY
combines the rich flavours of sweet potato and
fresh coconut with sweetness of mango and the complexity of
traditional Indian curry powder.
SINDBAD HOTEL LOBSTER WITH CUCUMBER AND LIME
Waterman from Muscat, Oman,
recipe came from the excellent Goan chef who used to prepare the
most delicious Sunday curry and buffet at the Hotel Sindbad, Malindi,
during the late 1960s. We shared a holiday house in Watamu and would
always make a point of spending Sunday at the Sindbad ..."
KINGFISH CUTLETS WITH LENTIL AND TOMATO SALAD
reader Mrs. Hannah Sorensen
has kindly forwarded this excellent
recipe which she decscribes as 'the best way we know how to prepare
fresh kingfish purchased from fishermen off the beach.
colonial times, North Coast chefs have prided themselves
on serving fine crab cakes, often made from the large fresh crabs
caught in the nearby Kilifi, Mtwapa, Tudor, Takaungu and, even,
Mida creeks. This meal from Kikambala is quite simply a 'winner ...'
Kenyans and most visitors to the popular
Coastal resorts enjoy regular helpings of fresh prawns caught in
the Indian Ocean. Here are three favoured recipes. Each makes
use of fresh coconut - only the olive oil is imported.
COD WITH FRESH
tasty way to serve a fine fish.
A crisp white wine would be excellent with this dish.
MEDITERRANEAN FISH DISH
is an excellent (Spanish) fish recipe kindly
contributed by English reader Mrs.
Margaret Young, who
Aldeburgh (pronounced 'Orlbro')
Suffolk, U.K. She writes: "like
we enjoy a very good 'mediterranean' diet
with lots of fish, vegetables, fruit, salad, garlic and olive
WA NAAZI - FRESH COCONUT PRAWNS
simple and delicious way to serve prawns.
'TEWA' (ROCK COD) WITH VEGETABLES
fresh Tewa (Rock Cod) flavoured with zucchini, olive oil,
oregano, basil, black pepper, parsley and lemon juice.
WA SAMAKI' AND 'WAALI WA NAAZI'
served with coconut rice.
RED SNAPPER WITH ROASTED
TOMATOES AND BAKED POTATOES
Special' - an exciting way to prepare and serve
a superb fish.