The cuisine of Tuvalu - Oceania

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The foods of Tuvalu

The cuisine of Tuvalu, a state in the Central Pacific (Oceania), is based on the staple of coconut and the many species of fish found in the ocean and the lagoons of the atolls of Tuvalu. Pulaka, (cyrtosperma merkusii), or swamp taro, is an important source of carbohydrates. Rice now forms an important part of the diet. Coconut is used in different forms with coconut water, coconut milk and the flesh of the coconut being used to flavour dishes. Various desserts made on the islands include coconut and coconut milk, instead of animal milk.
Because these islands are isolated, the neighbors' influences are not felt in the Tuvaluan cuisine; because Tuvalu was a British colony during the 19th century, the Tuvalu cuisine includes British elements and meals with the local flavors.
The types of Cuisines in Tuvalu are influenced by:
The regional cuisine Appetizer recipes coming soon
Main recipes coming soon
Side dishes recipes coming soon
Dessert recipes coming soon
United-Kingdom - See the recipes

Appetizer recipes

Potato galettes with smoked salmon and dill creme fraiche

Main recipes

Apple and oat scones with cinnamon Baked salmon fillets Baked salmon steaks with apricot-horseradish sauce Banana raisin french toast Beer-batter cod fillets Creamed salmon casserole Deep-fried cod patties Deviled chicken breasts English muffins Fish and chips Leek patties Oven barbecued chicken Oven pork chops Silver dollar pear pancakes Simple granola Steak and kidney pie The perfect roast chicken Tuna salad sandwiches Whole grain soda bread

Side dishes recipes

Carrot bran muffins Leek patties Marinated cauliflower Spicy oven-roasted potatoes

Dessert recipes

Apple and berry crisp Apple betty Apple blueberry crisp Apple crunch Apple pudding Banana bread Blueberry cobbler Blueberry cobbler with peaches and raspberries Blueberry-rum cobbler Bourbon chocolate cake Chiffon mincemeat pie Christmas mince pies Classic cheesecake Cranberry apple cobbler Custard cream English apple pudding with rum sauce Gingerbread sticky toffee pudding Jelly roll Lemon curd Lemon rhubarb mousse Lemon squares Lemon trifle Lime curd and almond tart Peach cobbler #1 Peach cobbler #2 Peach crisp Peanut butter coconut pudding Pear apple crisp Plum pudding Prune whip Raspberry-rhubarb custard tart Rhubarb and red wine jelly Rhubarb and strawberry crisp Rhubarb cobbler Rhubarb crisp Rhubarb ice cream Rhubarb strawberry trifle Simple rhubarb fool Trifle
Apple and berry crisp Apple and oat scones with cinnamon Apple betty Apple blueberry crisp Apple crunch Apple pudding Armagnac toffee sauce Baked salmon fillets Baked salmon steaks with apricot-horseradish sauce Banana bread Banana raisin french toast Beer-batter cod fillets Blueberry cobbler Blueberry cobbler with peaches and raspberries Blueberry port sauce Blueberry scones Blueberry-rum cobbler Carrot bran muffins Cheese sauce Chicken terrine Chiffon mincemeat pie Christmas mince pies Cranberry apple cobbler Creamed salmon casserole Crumpets Custard cream Deep-fried cod patties Deviled chicken breasts Easy pie dough English apple pudding with rum sauce English muffins Festive shortbreads Fish and chips Gingerbread sticky toffee pudding Gingersnap cookies Graham cracker crust Jelly roll Kedgeree of salmon with sea asparagus Lace cookies Leek patties Lemon curd Lemon meringue bites Lemon rhubarb mousse Lemon shortbread cookies Lemon squares Lemon trifle Lime curd and almond tart Marinated cauliflower Melting moments Oatmeal lace cookies Oven barbecued chicken Oven pork chops Peach cobbler #1 Peach cobbler #2 Peach crisp Peanut butter coconut pudding Pear apple crisp Plum pudding Potato galettes with smoked salmon and dill creme fraiche Prune whip Raspberry-rhubarb custard tart Rhubarb and red wine jelly Rhubarb and strawberry crisp Rhubarb cobbler Rhubarb crisp Rhubarb ice cream Rhubarb strawberry trifle Rye bread stuffing with sausage apples and bacon Scotch shortbread Silver dollar pear pancakes Simple granola Simple rhubarb fool Spicy oven-roasted potatoes Steak and kidney pie Sweet cookie dough The perfect roast chicken Trifle Tuna salad sandwiches Vanilla wafers Whole grain soda bread

Cooking in Tuvalu