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1 lb uncooked cassava, peeled, deveined and
cut into small pieces
3 cloves garlic
3 tbsps chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped chives
1/2 hot pepper
1 tbsps cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking powder
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to
Combine all ingredients in a food processor
and process to a fine paste.
Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
Drop by teaspoonfuls into hot oil and fry
until puffed and golden.
• Makes about 15 fritters.
CHILI PINEAPPLE DIP
1 cup low fat mayonnaise
2 tbsps fresh lime juice
1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple
1 tsp chili powder
2 cloves garlic minced
Salt to taste
1/4 cup chopped cilantro or chadon beni.
Combine all of the above ingredients,
sprinkle with shadow beni or cilantro and
serve with fritters.
CREAMED CASSAVA WITH
LEMON PARSLEY GREMOLATA
2 lbs cassava
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsps butter
1 tsp lemon zest, finely grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
Boil cassava in lots of water for about 20 to
30 minutes, until very soft, drain and
remove inner core.
Heat milk with butter. Add to drained
cassava and crush cassava until creamy.
Add gremolata and stir.
GRILLED CASSAVA WITH
LIME GARLIC SAUCE
2 lbs cassava, boiled and drained
1 tbsps chopped garlic
1/3 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
2 tbsps lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsps chopped chadon beni
Remove inner vein from cassava cut into
two-inch lengths and place in a shallow
Heat oil in a small sauce pan, add garlic and
lime, add salt and pepper. Sauté for a few
minutes more, do not brown garlic.
Add chadon beni, stir and pour mixture onto
cassava, covering all the cassava with the
Preheat broiler and place cassava under
Broil until hot and edges are browned.
As I write my first column for 2014,
I m thinking about what I d like
to stress for this year.
I would like my readers to become
healthier without sacrificing taste and the
overall enjoyment of recipes.
Too often healthy is equated with taste-
less, but my view is that we should keep
it simple, buy local, eat fresh and flavour
with local herbs and spices. With this in
mind, today the spotlight is on one of my
favourites, the ground provision cassava.
Cassava or yuca as it s called in the Span-
ish Caribbean, is not only versatile and
delicious, it s nutritious as well being high
in fibre and minerals. It s always good when
paired with fish and even salted fish, addic-
tive when cooked up with onions, peppers
and simply irresistible when used in any
of the recipes I ve given.
When buying cassava, always buy freshly
harvested cassava. It should be lily white
when it s cut through. Take it home, peel
it and freeze it right away if you re not
going to cook it the same day. Cassava has
a very short shelf life after harvesting.
More delicious recipes can be found in
Wendy's cookbooks: Caribbean Flavors and
Modern Caribbean Cuisine and Curry Callaloo
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has
sold its 47 per cent stake in the Chinese
television company, Star China TV.
21st Century Fox had owned a majority
stake in the television firm but sold that in
2010 to China Media Capital, in a deal
interpreted as marking a move away from
China for the Murdoch empire.
Mr Murdoch met his former wife
Wendy Deng in 1999 while she was
working for Star China TV.
The company operates three Mandarin-
language television stations.
Ruigang Li, chairman of China Media
Capital, which will now take full control of
the television company said in a
statement: "This latest transaction marks
a new era for Star China and we remain
committed to building the company into
one of the most respected entertainment
companies in China."
James Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch's son
and chairman and chief executive of
international operations at 21st Century
Fox, said the divestment "is part of
streamlining our affiliate ownership
Mr Murdoch split his corporate empire
into two parts in June under a long-
promised plan to "unlock value" by
separating high-flying entertainment
operations from struggling publishing
He remains in charge of both. (BBC)
Murdoch sells stake in Chinese television stations
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