Virgin Islands recipes

If you are like me, I love  sampling different kinds of foods. Check out the recipes and I would love  a feedback.  If you have something to contribute, do not hesitate to do so.

Frances

Cashew Nut Cake

Reference:  http://www.caribbeanchoice.com/recipes/recipe.asp?recipe=395

INGREDIENTS:

Cake:

  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups ground cashews

Frosting:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup confectionary sugar
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup ground cashews

METHOD / DIRECTIONS:

Cake:

Cream margarine and sugar until smooth. Add egg whites and mix well. Add the
rest of the cake ingredients and mix well. Grease a 9″ round cake pan and bake
at 350ºF for 25 minutes. Let cool.

Frosting:

Beat egg whites with sugar until stiff. Add margarine, salt, almond extract
and beat well. Spread on top and sides of cake.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:

Traditional decorations are maraschino cherries and lime confetti, small
pieces of shredded lime peel.

RECIPE NOTES:

This recipe is a forever special occasion favorite among Arubans. There are
still cashew trees growing on the island.

Mango Chicken

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6-8 oz. boneless chicken breast
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • mango chutney
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs

METHOD / DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pound chicken breast with mallet on both sides
and season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place chutney on 1/2 of the
chicken breast and fold together. Put flour, beaten egg, milk and bread crumbs
in separate bowls. Coat stuffed breast with flour, then milk, then egg, and
finally bread crumbs. Brown chicken breast in a skillet with vegetable oil,
rotate so that entire breast is golden brown. Drain off oil, place in a baking
dish and bake for about 25 minutes.

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