Discovering Kohlrabi. Chicken Satay. Arusuvai Friendship

>> Saturday, 24 May 2008

While I had seen kohlrabi on many food blogs, I had never seen or heard of it in these parts until a few months ago at Barbados's annual Agricultural Fair, Agrofest. This past week, I managed to get my hands on some from a teacher turned farmer, Phil Perry, whose booth at the fair I spied the kohlrabi. In this week's column, I discuss my observations and tastes of this vegetable in various preparations. If you've seen kohlrabi in your supermarket or farmers' market and never tried it, I encourge you to do so at least once. It is rather versatile and a great flavour absorber.


I made a dhal, the recipe can be found here at Sheela's Delectable Victuals. I followed the recipe precisely and thoroughly enjoyed this dish.

Kohlrabi Dhal

It is also one of those ingredients that can be eaten raw. Next time, I am going to add some cottage cheese to my carpaccio.

Kohlrabi Carpaccio

Pick the spice or herb or combo of your choice to roast this vegetable and you will be pleasantly suprised.

Roast Kohlrabi


I immediately bookmarked Bee's (Rasa Malaysia) first post of chicken satay as a must-try. I then waited patiently like so many others for her to post the peanut sauce and let me tell you, this is a wait that's well worthwhile. It is simply the best I have ever tasted. You've got to try it, and, to make really good satay, do not shorten the time necessary for the meat to marinate in the sauce, you'll be glad you did. You can find the recipe here.

Chicken Satay

Peanut Sauce


This week I was thrilled and honoured to be connected to the Arusuvai Friendship Chain through the generosity of a dear friend, Linda of Out of the Garden. I am thoroughly enjoying the collection of lentils that I have received but I regret to announce that all, all of my mystery ingredients were taken away from my package by customs :( they have been sent to the Ministry of Agriculture to be tested and I am not sure that I will get them back, the clerk at the post office intimated as much :( Nevertheless, thank you so very much Linda! :)

The Arusuvai Friendship Chain was started by Latha and her family at The Yum Blog along with Bharathy of Spicy Chilly and Bhags of Crazy Curry.

And finally, this week over at Forgive Me My Nonsense... truer words were never spoken as I do ask your forgiveness.

Guyana's 42nd Independence will be celebrated on Monday, May 26.

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