Vida's recipes

Seasoning

2 large white onions, grated on the side with the big holes and then chopped even finer
(try to keep the juice of the onions to pour into the mixture)

1 bunch of scallions (green onions) green and white parts, sliced thinly and chopped even finer

2 Tablespoons fresh thyme, leaves removed, chopped in with other ingredients

1 Tablespoon of fresh rosemary leaves, chopped finely

1 Tablespoon of salt

2 teaspoons ground cloves

1 teaspoon black pepper

3 cloves of garlic, grated

1 teaspoon of dried marjoram

juice of 1/2 a lime

1 jalapeno pepper diced finely


Chop chop chop until it becomes a greenish mixture. (I'd show you a picture but I can't find the camera cord.)

Use under chicken skin or slit open chicken cutlets and let marinate for a couple of hours, use as relish for any other meat.
Best when spread onto flying fish filets which are then fried.


Coconut bread


1 egg, well beaten

1 1/2 lbs. flour

8 ounces sugar

2 Tablespoons baking powder

1/2 cup raisins (after soaking)

1 teaspoon salt

4 ounces of milk

8 ounces of margarine

1 pound of fresh grated coconut

1 teaspoon spice*

1 Tablespoon almond essence**

1/4 cup water

Mix everything together until the dough is thick and heavy and slightly wet. More water can be added as necessary.
Grease three loaf pans.
Make a mixture of coconut, sugar and some more "essence" on a plate - top each bread with some of this.
Back at 250F for about an hour.
Bread will be light brown when done.


* Spice is a mixture of ground clove and cinnamon - we brought some home with us but you can fake it.

** Almond essence is, I think, a diluted version of extract, this much extract would be too strong. It is sold in small soda bottles.

Comments

islaygirl said…
so it the coconut bread like a quick bread? like coffee cake or muffins or whatever?
islaygirl said…
err, IS the coconut bread.
jo said…
Thank you!!! This just might be happening tomorrow...
tut-tut said…
Seasoning; nice and succinct and broadly applicable. Thanks.
Sandra E said…
250 degrees? Is that right - seems really low
blackbird said…
sandra e - Vida doesn't use temperatures and K says that it bakes very slowly. (He also said that he put the oven at 300 for a little while.)
MsCellania said…
Thanks!
Dani said…
My husband is allergic to coconut. Now if he really pisses me off, I have a plan.
paula said…
The recipe for The Seasoning is making my mouth water.

Thanks!
Mrs. G. said…
Heaven help me, this sounds good.
Annagrace said…
mmmm....coconut. can't wait to try these.
alice c said…
Flying Fish and Coconut Bread... This is all very well if you live on Tropical Tuvalu...
Jen said…
Coconut bread sounds delish--thank you!