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  COAST CUISINE  

Lamb Cassava in Coconut Cream

 

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LAMB MOGO (CASSAVA) SERVED
IN FRESH COCONUT CREAM

Coastweek - - A spicey and traditional recipe from Tudor, Mombasa.
Often served as a family feast on local holidays, such as Eid. The
sharp and colourful 'coconut chutney' is an essential extra !

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INGREDIENTS: (Preparation and cooking time: approx. 75 minutes)

  • one kilogramme cassava (frozen)

  • one cup of fresh coconut cream

  • half a kilogramme of lamb, cut into cubes

  • one tea spoon of garlic paste

  • one tea spoon of ginger paste

  • three or four green chillies, ground

  • one tea spoon of chopped coriander leaves

  • salt to taste

  • lemon juice to taste

  • coriander leaves for garnishing

(N.B. Chicken can be substituted instead of lamb.)

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METHOD:

  1. Boil the meat with garlic, ginger and salt in a little water until cooked.

  2. Boil the cassava and drain. Cut into cubes.

  3. Mix together the meat stock and coconut cream.

  4. Add the chillies, coriander leaves and cassava; cook on medium heat for five to ten minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. Finally add the meat and mix well.

  6. Turn off the heat. Add lemon juice.

  7. Garnish with coriander leaves when serving.

  Serve with coconut chutney (SEE RECIPE BELOW).

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COCONUT CHUTNEY

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INGREDIENTS: (Preparation and cooking time: approx. five minutes)

  • 100 grammes desiccated (preferably FRESH) coconut

  • one table spoon chopped coriander leaves

  • one or two green chillies

  • half a tea spoon of garlic paste

  • half a tea spoon of coconut cream

  • half a cup of hot water

  • lemon juice to taste

  • salt to taste

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METHOD:

Put all the ingredients in a liquidiser and liquidise until smooth.

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down well along the East African Coast, do send it in to us and we can 
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