27-04-2021 by redazione
The Indian Ocean, among its fishy wonders and delicacies, abounds in squid.
The local population, especially the Swahili of the coast, don't particularly like them and are used to cooking them on the grill, or together with octopus in a stew with tomato sauce and coconut milk.
But there is also a recipe of Portuguese origin which we have named 'Calamari alla Vasco Da Gama'.
Here is the recipe from malindikenya.net
Ingredients for 4 people
800 g squid
one celery rib
one bay leaf
a pinch of turmeric
two glasses of white wine
2 peppers (one yellow and one green)
250 g rice
Use clean squid, separating the tentacles from the heads.
Mince the tentacles and cut the heads into rings.
In a large saucepan, sauté one chopped onion, the scraped carrot, the washed and chopped celery stalk, the bay leaf, one squeezed lime, a pinch of salt and a few peppercorns.
Add the chopped tentacles and half a glass of wine.
After two minutes add the squid and cover the pan with water and leave to cook for ten minutes over a low heat.
At this point remove the squid with a skimmer, leaving the stock and vegetables in the pot.
In another saucepan, heat half a glass of oil with 20 g of butter, add the squid and let it cook on a low heat. In the meantime, peel the remaining onions and cut them into rings, adding them to the squid when they are browned. Peel and wash the peppers, cut them into slices and add to the squid, stirring. Add the diced mango, sprinkle the other lime and cover with the wine. Season with salt and pepper and cook, covered, over a medium heat for about twenty minutes, stirring occasionally. Then remove the squid and vegetables from the pan, place on a plate and keep warm. Over a high heat, let the sauce thicken until there is about a cup left and pour it over the squid. Serve immediately on a bed of boiled rice.
Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, tapioca (cassava) and sweet potato are used as side dishes for stews with...
On the occasion of the World Week of Italian Cuisine that this year the Italian Embassy in...
The Malindina Restaurant continues to offer its Friday gourmet aperitifs...
After the success of the first Thursdays, the grand weekly buffet of People Bar & Restaurant in Malindi on Lamu Road before Galana Center continues its parade of dishes and snacks, for a real dinner from 8pm, just KES ....
After the success of the first Thursday, the grand weekly buffet of People Bar & Restaurant in Malindi on Lamu Road before Galana Center continues its parade of dishes and snacks, for a real dinner from 19, just KES ....
This week's Thursday, Malindi's Kiwi People, the Eugenio-style restaurant bar in Lamu Road returns this week.
With the backdrop of the Italian and international music of "one man band" Filippo, on Thursday, August 24, free sangria for all participants and...
The Olimpia Club di Casuarina in Malindi start to propose again its evenings based on Italian specialities and fun.
With the high season the tasty Thursday tradition is revived, with homemade...
A Christmas dinner of class and refined cuisine, on Tuesday 24th December at Kilili Baharini Resort &...
From this week the thursdays evening of the People Bar & Restaurant in Malindi are back.
In the place of the "camel" in Lamu Road, the legendary Eugenio, on Thursday night he has always been the evening to find themselves in...
The People Kiwi of Malindi doubles and opens its large grill on view for the aficionados and all lovers of good simple and tasty cuisine.
After the usual happenings of Monday...