According to The Florida Keys Cookbook, where I found this recipe, the Bahamians held the conch in mystical regard, believing its consumption enhanced male potency. They brought the recipe with them when they immigrated to the Florida Keys.
According to Padma Lakshmi (from Top Chef), this soup will cure what ails you! This is her version of a traditional South Indian soup called rasam. It's high in protein, and low in calories and carbs - although you can add rice noodles and call it a meal! The ingredients can be found inexpensively at an Indian or Asian grocery, and the taste of this fragrant broth is well worth the effort. Cook time = marinating time.
Possibly my favorite appetizer that I've posted on Food.com! You can substitute quail eggs to create elegant and impressive cocktail party bites. Adapted from a recipe by Joe Yonan. Cook time is chill time.
From "Indian & Chinese Cooking from the Himalayan Rim," by Copeland Marks. A boatman paddling his canoe on one of the lakes in the beautiful vale of Kashmir fell in love with a girl called Noori. In order to declare his affection, he prepared a luscious platter of fish balls from his family recipe and presented it to her. They lived happily ever after, as the recipe is named after his beloved Noori.
A recipe from the island nation of Madagascar. This fiery mash is typically served on the side so diners can add as much or as little heat as they like. From "the Soul of a New Cuisine: A Discovery of the Foods and Flavors of Africa."
Frozen grapes used to be my favorite dessert, but now these are my number one! Fresh lychees can be tough to find outside of warm climates (and the season is short), but the canned fruit is widely available in Indian and Asian markets and supermarkets. Cook time=chill time.
Adapted from "Great Good Food: Luscious Lower Fat Cooking" by The Silver Palate's Julee Rosso. The cook time is the time for marinating and chilling. Not for kids...omit the marinated cherries if making for your lunch box!
Very potent - do not attempt unless you enjoy very strong drinks where you can taste the liquor, like traditional martinis! Yellow Chartreuse is a milder version of Green Chartreuse, a unique herbal liqueur made from a small group of monks' secret recipe. It is available for about $44 in some stores or less on WineChateau.com - a little goes a long way though so it's worth the price. This drink created by Absolut Vodka is supposed to be done using dry ice to make it more mysterious, but this is the easy version.