Posts tagged Belize
2 p.m. Caye Caulker

That Recipe on my Mind

 

Quick note / no recipe: Squid ceviche with spicy mango jelly, avocado mousse and tortilla crumble. A (modified) recipe from Belize.

Conch meat is dense and chewy like squid (and taste similar, so as conch meat is pretty rare or inexistent in Vienna I went for squid. Cutting the conch into very small cubes is the most important step to prepare a Conch Ceviche, a dish that is common in Belize (also in Bahamas). After covering the conch cubes (in that case squid) with lime juice, let it marinate for a couple of hours (if possible in the fridge), add onion, tomato some chili (or tabasco), salt and chopped cilantro if you like.

Many other variations are possible and just as delicious (for example adding small cubes of pineapple or avocado). For that occasion I added mango jelly with chili flakes, some avocado mousse and tortilla crumble.

 
 
 
Sex on the Beach

That Recipe on my Mind

 
 

Sex on the Beach Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients:
a. 25ml vodka
b. 25ml peach schnapps
c. 75ml cranberry juice
d. 75ml orange juice
e. Ice cubes

How to prepare:
Fill the chilled highball glass with ice cubes. Pour the vodka and the peach schnapps into a jug and stir well. 
Top up each glass with equal measures of cranberry and orange juice. Add a slice of lemon or a cherry to each glass and serve.

 
 
 
 
 
Notes from Ambergris Caye

Exploring | Caye Caulker & San Pedro, Belize

- Fieldnotes - 

 
 
 It takes a 2.5 hour boat ride from Livingston (Guatemala) to the Sapodilla Cayes. The Sapodilla Cayes are the southernmost group of atolls in Belize. They are mostly uninhabited (just a few people live there)

 It takes a 2.5 hour boat ride from Livingston (Guatemala) to the Sapodilla Cayes. The Sapodilla Cayes are the southernmost group of atolls in Belize. They are mostly uninhabited (just a few people live there)

 
 
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Cassava (Manioc) - Coconut Cakes and some notes

Cassava (Manioc) - Coconut Cakes and some notes

 

Island hopping. Going slow is easy to achieve at Ambergris Caye, also known as San Pedro. The Island has been nicknamed ‘La Isla Bonita’ ever since the 1980’s release of Madonna’s hit song. At Ambergris Caye Seafood is a common delight, with feasts of lobster, conch, and a array of fish, squid, mussels, scallops or shark with some mexican and cajun twist. I don’t think it’s possible to get more chilled than here.

 

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Conch Ceviche

Conch Ceviche

 

Cutting the conch into very small cubes is the most important step to prepare a Conch Ceviche, a dish that is common in Belize (also in Bahamas). After covering the conch cubes with lime juice and let it marinate for a couple of hours (if possible in the fridge), add chopped cilantro, onion, tomato some chili (or tabasco) and salt.

Many other variations are possible and just as delicious (for example adding small cubes of pineapple or avocado).

 
 
 
Cementery with sea view

Cementery with sea view

 
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Coconut Tree Sketch

Coconut Tree Sketch

 
A cozy bar at "The Split", Caye Caulker.

A cozy bar at "The Split", Caye Caulker.

 
 
Cassava / Manioc / Woman | Sketch

Cassava / Manioc / Woman | Sketch

 
I spent in this house some days. It's very close to the beach.

I spent in this house some days. It's very close to the beach.

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© Text, Artwork and Photography by Fred Mel / Eatnologist

 
 
 
 
 
 
FO 056
 
 
 

Food Object 056  Conch | Hunting Caye | Sapodilla Cayes | Belize.
My catch of the day. I found this 20cm beauty just 2 metres bellow the water surface. Conch meat is dense and chewy like calamari (and taste similar). Cutting the conch into very small cubes is the most important step to prepare a Conch Ceviche, a dish that is common in Belize (also in Bahamas). After covering the conch cubes with lime juice and let it marinate for a couple of hours (if possible in the fridge), add chopped cilantro, onion, tomato some chili (or tabasco) and salt.