I have a rather large bucket list of which having the most relaxing holiday in the Maldives is right near the top. In fact my Maldives dream is even more specific than you would think.
- It involves staying at a beach villa on stilts (preferably with some part of it having a glass bottom floor so I can stare dreamily at the fish swimming beneath me).
- Breakfast would be a long, lazy and fruit filled whilst listening to the waves.
- Then I would learn to dive, or swim or go fishing – different things on different days.
- After lunch I would spend afternoons lying in a hammock with my kindle and alternating between cool coconut water and cocktails.
- A leisurely evening stroll along the sand will end with super by candle light on the beach.
I may not yet have gone to Maldives but nothing is stopping me exploring it via the food. After a lot of drool worthy research, I figured that these coconut encrusted pineapple and fish kebabs served alongside a helping of mango salsa definitely captured the flavours of the Maldives for me. Fresh and crunchy, sweet, light with a hint of spice these fish kebabs will definitely feature in my candlelit beach supper.
And even better I was excited to be able to contribute my recipe to Kuoni’s online cookbook. I am honoured that my food will be featured alongside food from their other destinations such as Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Vietnam and Italy. More places to add to that bucket list then.
So for a taste of paradise try this coconut encrusted pineapple and fish kebabs with a fresh lime mango salsa – then pack your bags and head off to the Maldives for real with Kuoni. I might make it out there at the same time as you.
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Coconut Encrusted Pineapple and Fish Kebabs with Mango Salsa
For the coconut, pineapple and fish kebabs:
- 8 wooden skewers
- 400 g (14oz) skinless fish chunks
- 150 g (5.3oz) pineapple chunks
- 150 ml (0.6 cup) coconut milk
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder
- 1/4 tsp chilli flakes
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1/2 tsp lime juice
- 4 tbsp desiccated coconut
- 2 tsp vegetable oil
For the lime mango salsa:
- 2 mangos peeled and cut into chunks
- 3 tbsp finely chopped red onion
- 1 tbsp finely chopped mild chilli
- 2-3 tbsp lime juice
- Soak the skewers for about 30 mins before use.
- Heat up the barbeque or grill.
- Combine the fish, pineapple, coconut milk, ginger powder, chilli flakes, minced garlic, lime juice and salt and let the kebab mix marinate for 10 mins.
- Thread the fish and pineapple chunks alternatively on to the skewers.
- Decant the desiccated coconut onto a plate and then roll each kebab so that the coconut sticks to the fish and pineapple chunks.
- Drizzle the vegetable oil on the kebabs and grill them for about 3 mins on each side or until the fish is cooked through.
- Whilst the kebabs are cooking, prepare the mango salsa by mixing all the ingredients together and add more lime juice if you desire.
- Serve the kebabs with a side of mango salsa and lime wedges.
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Yummy! I love the way you guide the full recipe through!
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A taste if paradise and make me feel like im there
Gorgeous combination of flavours
Helen @ Scrummy Lane
This really does sound like a taste of paradise, Bintu! I’d order a fish dish over a meat one any day, and yes, especially if it reminded me of a holiday in the Maldives!
I really hope you get there one day!
Oh, and luuurve the mango salsa!
Good luck getting there as well Helen.
Mmm, that looks so good! A trip to the Maldives sounds good, too 🙂
charlene @ That Girl Cooks Healthy
The flavour combination sounds irresistible. This is a must try for me, thanks for sharing.
I’d choose a different holiday to you, but wow those kebabs look fabulous. Swap the fish for halloumi or even tofu and I’m in.
I am curious as to what your holiday would be Choclette.
This is perfect for any summer night dinner! Just love how the tropical flavors are combined!!
Elsa | the Whinery
Well, those looks decidedly tropical, definitely will go well with the Maldives. And such beautiful photos too:)
I’ve been to the Maldives quite a few times and I’m sure you’d love it. Just as I love this recipe, it looks fabulous. GG
Oh you lucky, lucky thing.
What a gorgous dish and wonderful photographs too Bintu – I really need to cook more with pineapple and mango!
The coconut and fruity flavours sound amazing and your photos are so gorgeous and bright. Lovely.
Foodie blushing now Emily.