The Seychelles archipelago is known for its beaches, dream scenery, and Coco Fess (common name given to the sea coconut-Coco de Mer). Mythical gastronomy, rather a family kitchen, an ancestral know-how that generation have been transmitting to emerging generations, where the flavors fit very harmoniously and explode inside your mouth, with unparalleled excellence in quality.
Having as influence the Chinese, African, Indian, Portuguese, Dutch and especially French cuisine, Seychellois cuisine was able to take the best of each country, following the passage of other settlers or travelers in pursuit of adventure, to create its own identity, a unique and mixed cuisine. This is probably the least known of Creole cuisine, but it is above all unique because the Seychelles in themselves are unique. To better approach this kitchen, we are bringing to you an easy recipe from these heavenly islands.
Seychellois Chicken Recipe
This wonderful recipe of the Seychelles will make you travel, and make you feel like being on vacation. So if you too want to have that vacation feeling, at your stove guys! When you will taste this dish, you will find yourself in the Seychelles.
10 small chicken drumsticks
2 small tomatoes
3 medium onions
2 garlic cloves
1 inch of fresh ginger
1 tea spoon of turmeric
1/3 tea spoon cinnamon
1/2 tea spoon curry powder
200ml coconut milk
Brown the chicken in a pot with a little oil.
Mix the onions, garlic and ginger together.
Add this mixture to the chicken and allow to simmer in the pot until brown.
Mix the tomatoes and add to the chicken mixture.
Add turmeric, cinnamon and curry powder.
Allow the mixture to confit on low fire.
Cover and allow to cook 5-8 minutes approximately.
Add 2 cups of water and leave to cook for about 20min.
5 minutes before the end add the coconut milk, allow the sauce to thicken and turn off heat.
Serve with fragrant white rice or with bread.
Bon Appetit Biensure!
Seychelles Curious Foodie Corner
Each country has its unusual recipes and the Seychelles are no exception to the rule. The most surprising is undoubtedly the famous fruitbat curry, a small bat. Its flesh is said to be tender and delicious. Other culinary curiosity, the racket and turtle soup. The elders remember having tasted the fried yellow fly-Sautéed wasps larvae and drizzled with lemon juice. Most of these recipes are unattainable, for ecological reasons, but remained alive in the minds of the ancients.
The flavors of these unusual dishes, gives the feeling of having tasted a little self … more current, the famous millionaire’s salad, made with heart of “palm”. This is actually coconut (for palm family) being felled, which is then peeled to reach the heart. Nothing to do with palm hearts sold in box! Crunchier, the hearts of “coconut” are divine … In Seychelles we have to wait 10 years to cut down a coconut tree and on the other islands you will find young coconut trees that are used in the making of this salad. Do not miss tasting the Seychellois cuisine during your holidays on this wonderful archipelago.