Vida's recipes


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.


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.
Anonymous 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…
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.

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...
Anonymous said…
Coconut bread sounds delish--thank you!