Friday, May 20, 2011

Cook'n---Marquesan Style

Hi people! It's me again! Today I'm going to be talking about cooking breadfruit fritters, a modern dish with a traditional Marquesan ingredient. If any of you wherever you are can find a breadfruit here's the recipe.

Mash 2 cups of soft raw breadfruit into a bowl. Add 2 eggs and mix in flour till it holds together well. Drop by teaspoon into inch deep hot oil. Flip with spoon when golden brown. Drain and serve.
Serves 3 or more.
 When ancient Marquesans cooked with breadfruit (they made poi-poi--a sticky, tangy, fermented dough like substance and also roasted it on a fire) the mashing part was done with a mortar and pestle, but we found a food processor much more effective and quicker.

After dinner we used another local ingredient to make our dessert . . . BANANAS! Here's the recipe.

Take 1 banana per person. Slice down the center of the bananas and part them so you have halves. Place the bananas in a frying pan with lots of butter let cook for three minutes then flip. Sprinkle with sugar ( lots of it!) and cinnamon (not lots!). Now glug rum all over the pan, (and now for the really fun part . . . ) SET IT AFIRE! After the fire goes out sprinkle with lime juice, (VERY IMPORTANT).
Serve with yogart.
I hereby conclude that the dinner was yummy.


Lynne said...

Hey Maia,

You are making me hungry. I wish I was there to smell and taste the lovely treat. Better still I would love to have a feast prepared by you after your world travels ... it would be a divine event I think! :)

Sorry to have fallen off the wagon with checking your blog. I seem to have missed a few.

I'm glad you had a great landfall with your friends arriving in the same harbor. Christmas in May has to be the best ... why wait for a whole year!!

The photographs you took of the horses are really lovely. You are so lucky to have all of the experiences you are having.

Is the shark still swimming in your harbor?

I'm looking forward to reading more posts.

Much Love,
auntie Lynne

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious! Would love to have a taste!

busycorner said...

when you are in the neighborhood.

From Pago,