Cornmeal Coo Coo (Bahamas)

Ingredients: ½ pound fresh okra 2 cups water 1 tsp salt 1 cup yellow cornmeal 2 tbsp butter, softened   Method: Wash the okra under cold water and scrape the fuzz off with a sharp knife Cut the root end off each okra and slice into 1/2 inch roundsCornmeal Coo Coo (Bahamas) Combine the okra, water and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat Reduce the heat to low, cover tightly and simmer for 10 minutes, until the okra is tender but still intact Stirring…

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Chicken yassa (Gambia)

Ingredients: 4 chicken breast fillets, skin on 2 garlic cloves, mashed 1 chilli, chopped 1 tbsp vegetable oil 2 red onions ½ tsp chopped thyme 3 lemons 350 ml chicken stock black pepper Method: Place the chicken in a bowl and squeeze in the juice of 1½ lemons. Add the garlic and chilli. Mix to coat the chicken well and leave to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour (overnight is good if you have time) Preheat a griddle pan. Remove the chicken from the marinade and brush…

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Ceviche, Soho (LONDON)

We love the anticipation of a new restaurant launch. Last year, we eagerly awaited the April opening of Pollen Street Social. This year was the turn of Ceviche. Ever since we ordered an impossibly light and refreshing ceviche dish at Corner Room last year, we have been hooked. Shortly after we learned that Ceviche, a brand new Peruvian restuarnt from Martin Morales, was coming to our favourite area of London and anticipation was high. We visited a couple of weeks after opening and enjoyed a range of dishes to share….

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Canadian pancakes (Canada)

Canadian pancakes (Canada)

Ingredients: 1 cup plain flour 1 tbs pbaking powder 1 cup milk 3 egg yolks 3 egg whites 50g golden caster sugar Icing sugar to dust Method: Pre heat a large frying pan to a medium heat Combine flour, sugar and baking powder. Stir in milk and egg yolk until smooth Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form Gently fold in egg yolks Spoon the batter onto the griddle and cook until pancakes are golden brown on both sides Serve with a generous amount of maple syrup and a…

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Bermuda chicken (Bermuda)

Ingredients: 4 boneless chicken breast -halves 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil 1 shallot, diced 1 cup dry breadcrumbs 3 tbs parsley; chopped 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped 1 egg yolk Method: Place chicken breasts between two sheets of cling film and pound lightly with a rolling pin to flatten to 1/4 inch thick Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a heavy nonstick pan over medium heat Sauté shallot for 1-2 minutes or until softened Transfer shallot to a bowl and set aside Stir all herbs…

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