My Global Food Challenge

Fiji (2)

Curried Citrus Chicken Papaya (Fiji)

“Adapted from Sam Choy’s Polynesian Kitchen. This can be served as a main dish or an appetizer; number of servings is for main dish.”

Yield: 6 Servings


3 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs

Curry mixture
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
1 teaspoon white pepper

Papaya sauce
1 1/2 cups orange juice
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 cups sliced papayas

2 teaspoons minced ginger
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons chopped cilantro

For serving
cooked rice
sliced papaya, citrus fruit, cilantro and flowers, for garnish
6 rotis, warmed until pliable (or flour tortillas)


Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine curry mixture ingredients in a large bowl.  Dust chicken in curry mixture. Pan-fry chicken in wok over high heat. Combine sauce ingredients and set aside. Combine seasonings.

Place chicken in a baking pan, and pour sauce over the top. Sprinkle with seasoning mixture. Bake for 45 minutes.  Pour chicken curry over a bed of cooked rice.

Garnish with papaya, citrus fruit, cilantro and flowers.

To eat, break off pieces of roti or tortilla and use them to scoop up curry.

Link to My Post on Fiji:

Cuisine: Fijian

Main Ingredient: Chicken

Fiji-Inspired Meat Balls (Fiji)

Yield: 8-10 Servings


1 ½ lb ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tsp freshly chopped Thyme
1 tsp curry powder
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp ketchup
1 egg
salt and black pepper, to taste


Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, except breadcrumbs, until well blended, but not overworked. Add breadcrumbs to desired consistency. Shape the mixture into meatballs.

Heat mixture of half oil and butter in a large saucepan until very hot, add the meat balls and brown quickly on all sides. Remove the meatballs and set aside. Simmer in sauce of choice until tender and done.

Suggestions: beef stock, tomato paste (puree) and curry, or any tomato-based sauce.

Link to My Post on Fiji:

Cuisine: Fijian

Main Ingredient: Ground Beef

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