Karen’s Kitchen

Cooking in the Marshall Islands with Karen and friends.

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Won Hai Shien Recipes

Won Hai Shien Recipes

Won Hai Shien is my favorite Chinese restaurant in Majuro. Over the past 15 years or so, the eatery has suffered from a huge fire and being asked to leave their Uliga Dock venue but, fortunately, in 2017 the owners reopened in a new location in Uliga. The menu has an extensive range of options, Read More

 
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Multi-Grain Bread

Multi-Grain Bread

    Multi-Grain Bread Print Recipe Everyone loves this bread, mainly because of the extra texture and taste provided by the variety of grains. I have given measurements for the seeds, but in reality I just use my mood to determine the amounts. Servings Prep Time 2 loaves 20 minutes Cook Time Passive Time 30 Read More

 
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Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ Market

On the first and third Saturday of each month, farmers from Laura bring one or two truckloads of fresh produce to town. The sale starts at 10am on the basketball court in front of the College of the Marshall Islands, but its best to get there at least half an hour in advance or suffer Read More

 
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Flying Fish

Flying Fish

By Karen Earnshaw Alone on my yacht Seal at Enemanet Island, I was idly turning the pages of a Bon Appetit magazine when there came a loud thumping outside. “Holy crap! What’s that?” I thought as I jumped up from the bunk, scrambled up the companionway, and peered around the dodger to the forward deck. Read More

 
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Pandanus and Coconut Water Drink

Pandanus and Coconut Water Drink

This pandanus and coconut water concoction is a refreshing drink that’s super-easy to make and is fantastically healthy. It comes to Karen’s Kitchen courtesy of Luc Callebaut and Jackie Lee of the Yacht Sloepmouche. Conserving electricity on his yacht, Luc is using a hand-driven juicer, but of course an electric juicer will make the job Read More

 
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Karen’s Pumpkin Bread

Karen’s Pumpkin Bread

Happily, we were given a huge pumpkin by a friend who’d recently been in the outer islands on his yacht. Cary divided the 25-pound beast into five sections and handed four of them off to other yachties to create something pumpkin for what we were to call The Pumpkin Party. I chose to make bread, while the Read More

 
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Janet’s Thai Pumpkin Soup

Janet’s Thai Pumpkin Soup

Janet Nixon of the yacht Navire joined our pumpkin party with the most delicious Thai pumpkin soup. Pumpkin is grown all around the Marshall Islands and all her other ingredients are available in Majuro.

 
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Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Bananas are grown all around the Marshall Islands and while they are small, they are sweet and glorious to eat. The only downside is that they ripen quickly, so if you have an over-abundance make banana bread!   Banana Bread Print Recipe Make this great banana bread recipe in just over an hour. CourseDessert Servings Read More

 
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Bread with a Boost

Bread with a Boost

  All the ingredients for this recipe are available in various Majuro stores! The boost is Wheat germ! This is the heart of the wheat kernel and is a rich source of protein and fiber. White flour has had the germ and bran removed from the kernel, which is why using a mixture of white and Read More

 
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Karen’s Fish Burgers

Karen’s Fish Burgers

One food item that there’s lots of in the Marshall Islands is fish, plus I’m particularly lucky because my husband, Cary, has a fishing boat, so he is quite often the hunter and gatherer. Not so lucky? Don’t worry, because all the supermarkets carry fresh fish. For the fish burgers I use yellowfin or dogtooth Read More