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Slice mangoes thinly to cover the bottom of a large baking pan (Hades mangoes are best). Sprinkle ground cinnamon over the mango slices and cover lightly with sugar. Dot with butter. Bake at 400º until lightly browned, but not too dry. Drizzle heavy cream over top when serving.
A delicious specialty of Paya Bay Resort prepared by Lurlene McNab.
2 tbsp. stick margarine, softened
Directions: Preheat oven to 375°. Coat an 8x4" loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside. Beat 2 tbsp. margarine and cheese at medium speed of a mixer; add 1 cup sugar, beating well. Add egg; beat well. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir well. Combine banana and next 5 ingredients (banana through vanilla); stir well. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with banana mixture; mix after each addition. Stir in 1/4 c pecans and 1/4 c coconut. Pour batter into prepared pan; bake at 375¡ for 60 minutes. Let cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan. Let cool slightly on a wire rack.
Icing: Combine brown sugar and 2 tsp. each margarine, lime juice, and rum in saucepan; bring to a simmer. Cook 1 minute; stir constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 tbsp. each pecans and coconut; spoon over loaf.
Directions: Peel, wash and grate cassava. Squeeze out as much of the juice as possible, using either a matapee or by wringing in a towel. Leave in lumps and allow to dry slightly in open air. Pound, sift, and add salt. Heat a griddle and a metal hoop of the size of cake required. Put cassava meal to a depth of about 1/8 - 1/4 inch in the hoop. Cook until set, using moderate heat. Remove the hoop, level the surface and press firmly. Turn onto the other side and cook. When cooked through, remove the cake and allow to dry until crisp.
Note: Cassava bread may be lightly toasted and butter spread on one side for a delicious snack.
4 oz Margarine
Directions: Cream the margarine and raw cane sugar until well blended. Sift the flour, baking powder and ground cinnamon in a separate bowl. Stir in the grated coconut. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the soy milk to the creamed mixture, mixing it thoroughly to a thick dough-like consistency. Divide the mixture and shape into buns with floured hands. Place the buns on a greased baking sheet, spacing well apart, and bake in a preheated oven at 180° until risen and brown. Makes 8–10.
CONCH 4 medium, pounded and chopped
In a large kettle, saute onions in oil until translucent. Add salt and pepper. Add lemon juice, tomatoes and conch and increase heat. Add vegetables and rest of ingredients. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 3 hours. Remove bay leaves and serve.
Exotic Curry Conch Chowder
Directions: Grind the conch and boil until tender in water. Fry onion in frying pan with butter until cooked (not brown). Add leaves, thyme. Work curry powder into cream. Add onion to cream, add tomatoes, curry powder and cream to sugar. Also add tomato paste. Simmer 1/2 hour and serve in soup bowls. Add 1 teaspoon of sherry in each serving. Serves 6.
This is a typical CONCH SOUP that originated in the north coast of Honduras, but it is served throughout the country.
1 pound of conch
Directions: Cut up the onions, garlic, green peppers. Peel and cube all vegetables (except the bananas) and fast fry them in the margarine. Add the bouillon cubes and the coriander. Liquefy together the meat and the milk of the coconuts, sift the mixture - you may need to add some water to get it all out. Should end with approximately 3/4 liter of coconut milk. Add this to the fast fried vegetables, let it simmer around 15 to 20 minutes. Add the bananas and simmer for another 7 minutes or until the bananas are soft. Add the conch, peeled, and cut in small pieces; let it simmer for five more minutes.
1 lb conch meat
Directions: Put conch through food grinder or food processor. Process with onion, celery, red and green pepper and mix with conch, adding salt and egg. Mix well. In separate bowl, mix cornmeal, flour, and baking powder. Add conch mixture. Mixture should be thick. Add buttermilk and hot sauce. Drop by heaping tablespoon into hot oil until light brown. Drain. Serve with mayonnaise and lime juice.
Directions: Put 2 or 3 inches of vegetable oil in a large frying pan and heat to 375°. Remove skin from plantain and cut off the fibrous strings. Slice the plantain into paper thin rounds. Deep fry plantain slices, a dozen at a time until golden brown on both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and serve chips warm or at room temperature. Yields 4 servings.
Directions: Peel the guavas thinly; put them on to boil (whole) with enough water to cover. Boil until they are very soft. Take them out of the water and rub them through a sieve until only the seeds are left. To each cup of pulp allow 3/4 c. sugar. Put the fruit and sugar into a clean sauce-pan and boil to the consistency of jam. Bottle in sterilized jars.
1/3 - 1/2 cup key lime juice
Directions: Combine milk and egg yolks. Beat with electric mixer at low speed. Slowly add lime juice and continue beating until well blended. Pour into pie shell. Optional: top with meringue or whipped cream or a little grated lime rind. Refrigerate overnight
4 cups under ripe mangoes, diced
Directions: Add fruit and peppers to vinegar and allow to steep until the next day. To Mangoes, add sugar, ginger, garlic, onions and other seasonings. Boil all ingredients together gently until chutney is thick and brown.
Note: Pears, peaches or apples are good substitutions for mangoes. Serve on meats, rice, or baked potatoes or mix 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise, 1/4 cup of the chutney, and 1/2 teaspoon curry powder for a delicious dressing on salads or hot vegetables.
Two large mangoes, diced (or several small mangoes), not
Mix this up and serve with meat, pork especially.
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