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Fiji: Peanut Bread

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Ingredients:

150g/5oz Peanuts, crushed 450g/1lb Fresh Cassava, peeled and grated 175g/6oz Pumpkin, peeled and grated 2 heaped tbsp Milk Powder 2 tbsp sugar

Cooking Instructions:

Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and blend thoroughly.

Divide the mixture into 6 portions and place in the centre of […]

Fiji: Cassava Pudding

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Ingredients:

800g/28oz fresh Cassava, peeled and grated 75g/3oz Shredded Coconut 1 tbsp freshly grated Root Ginger 225g/8oz Sugar 4 Cloves, lightly crushed

Cooking Instructions:

Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and blend well.

Divide the mixture in four and place each portion in the centre of […]

Fiji: Cassava and Banana Cake

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Ingredients:

2 tbsp Sugar 480/16fl.oz. Coconut Cream 8 very ripe Bananas, mashed 1.8kg/4lb Fresh Cassava, peeled and grated

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 130C, 250F, Gas Mark ½ and lightly grease a 20cm/8-inch cake tin. Place the sugar and coconut cream in a large mixing bowl and beat […]

Fiji: Sweet Potato Bread

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Instructions:

175g/6oz Sweet Potato, peeled and coarsely grated 100g/4oz Plain Flour 240ml/8fl.oz. Evaporated Milk 100g/4oz Sugar 2 ½ teasp Baking Powder The grated rind from 1 Lemon

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas Mark 5 and grease a loaf tin.

Place all the ingredients in a […]

Fiji: Poached Guava

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Ingredients:

8 ripe Guavas 360ml/12fl.oz. Water 100g/4oz Sugar 60ml/2fl.oz. Lemon Juice

Cooking Instructions:

Peel the guavas and cut into halves. Remove the seeds and pulp and set aside.

Cut the guava flesh into strips about 12mm/ ¼ inch wide. Set aside.

Put the seeds and pulp in a saucepan […]

Fiji: Dhal Potato Curry

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Ingredients:

200g/7oz Lentils (Dhal), pre-soaked overnight 60ml/2fl.oz. Vegetable Oil 1 teasp Mustard Seeds 1 Onion, finely chopped 2 Garlic Coves, crushed 2 Chillies, finely chopped 1 teasp Ground Turmeric 2 level tbsp Curry Powder (check ingredients) Salt 2 Large Tomatoes, chopped 450g/1lb Potatoes, cubed 480ml/16fl.oz. Water 2 tbsp Lime […]

Fiji: Pineapple and Sweet Potato Bake

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Ingredients:

2 medium Sweet Potatoes, cooked and thickly sliced 1 fresh Pineapple, peeled, cored and thinly sliced 4 tbsp freshly grated Coconut 4 tbsp Spring Onions, chopped 480ml/16fl.oz. Cheese Sauce Salt and Pepper

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4 and grease an ovenproof casserole dish.

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Fiji: Fijian Courgettes

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Ingredients:

675g/1-½ lb Courgettes (zucchini), cut into 6mm/¼ -inch slices 225g/8oz Mushrooms, sliced vertically 60ml/2fl.oz. Vegetable Oil Salt 1 tbsp Soy Sauce 120ml/4fl.oz. Chicken Stock 2 teasp Cornflour 3 tbsp Water

Cooking Instructions:

Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan and saute the mushrooms for 3-4 […]

Fiji: Grilled Aubergine in Lolo

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Ingredients:

4 Small Aubergines (eggplant), sliced Vegetable Oil 2 tbsp Lemon Juice 240ml/8fl.oz. Coconut Cream (lolo) 4 Spring Onions, finely chopped 1 Green Chili, very finely chopped 2 Tomatoes, finely chopped Salt

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat the grill to very hot.

Place the aubergine slices on the grill rack, brush […]

Fiji: Fijian Coconut Chutney

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Ingredients:

150g/+5oz freshly grated Coconut 2 tbsp freshly chopped Coriander (cilantro) 2 tbsp Lemon Juice 1 tbsp finely grated Root Ginger 1 Green Chili, deseeded and finely chopped salt to taste

Cooking Instructions:

Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, mix well then cover with clingfilm and […]