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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Solomon Island Recipe of the Week

Recently, I discovered my host organisation has published its own Solomon Island local recipe book. So I thought I'd add a new feature to this blog by posting one Melanesian recipe per week.  Eventually I hope to actually try them but my small kitchen won't allow for much experimentation.

I do however have some great news on that front; last night at the pasta party I went to, I secured a house and not one BUT two Italian flatmates, Marco and Tessa.  The house, which is across from the house the party was at, is beautiful; wood paneling, huge kitchen, and the most beautiful ocean view.  I am so excited!!!

So without further ado, the Solomon Island recipe of the week is:

Slippery Cabbage Soup
  • One puzzle (bundle) slippery cabbage
  • 2 dry coconuts for cream milk (or just a can of coconut milk)
  • One onion
  • Two red fruit chillies
  • Three long shallots
  • Tomatoes (one handful)
1. Scrape and squeeze coconut milk and put to boil (or boil milk from the can)
2. Add chopped onions
3. Cut slippery cabbage twice only and add into boiling milk until half cooked
4. Smash chillies and add onto soup
5. Add sliced tomatoes
6. Cut up the shallots and add to soup, simmer until well cooked
7.  Add salt to taste

And that's it.  Enjoy!