Kumara Mussel Chowder
Updated: Nov 30, 2020
Colorful and fragrant.
Most of the traditional foods found in New Zealand come from the Maori and common ingredients include kumara (sweet potato of different colors) - brought to New Zealand by their Polynesian ancestors, watercress - which grows freely in New Zeeland and a variety of local plants such as New Zeeland spinach.
As New Zealand is surrounded by ocean waters, it will come at no surprise that seafood is widely available and widely consumed here. The Maori call this "kaimoana" - literally meaning "sea food", whereas foods that comes from the land are called "kaiwhenua".
This dish uses both kumara and mussels as its main ingredients, which are later complimented by coconut milk, a touch of spice and fresh herbs - for a fragrant end result.
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