It’s a recipe for paradise, where beaches roll out in endless swathes and the ocean stretches as far as the eye can see.
Yes, it’s the Maldives, one of the most romantic places on our planet. The beauty of these fantasy islands is a recipe for bliss, from the vivid sunsets to the powdery white sands.
It is also where you can taste some of the freshest cuisine you will find on your global travels. If, like me, you worry that being marooned on an island will leave you wanting in terms of food choices, then you need Six Senses Laamu to change your way of thinking about the Maldives. The only resort in Laamu Atoll, this eco-friendly hideaway sources its ingredients from its own organic garden, where forty different types of herbs, vegetables, salad leaves and micro-herbs are grown.
And now, you can taste it, with a recipe delivered straight from the resort. Just a sample of what is on offer, this crispy Goat’s Cheese Salad has been recommended as it perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the Maldives, with fresh flavours that transport you away to a carefree place. But be warned – as a result, you may find yourself booking an immediate flight to the Maldives!
The cuisine team at Six Senses Laamu is headed up by Executive Chef, Martin Davies – who has also spent time managing the culinary team at COMO Parrot Cay – in partnership with the Six Senses Laamu gardeners, to make up a ‘Farm to Pool’ food philosophy that makes the resort noteworthy for its outstanding cuisine:
“The idea is to offer guests an additional healthy set of light dish options to enjoy by the pool using locally sourced ingredients. Everything is prepared simply with no addition of processed or modified foods.”
– Executive Chef, Martin Davies
The result is a daily-changing menu at the fabulous sunken poolside bar, Sip Sip. Entirely based on the fresh and organic ingredients grown in the garden, the food offering features laid-back, casual fare that is perfectly suited for long days lazing on the sand, which effortlessly blend into balmy evenings. Light and healthy, yet comforting and satisfying – chilled gazpacho, fresh salads, quesadillas and an all-important array of stone baked pizzas – this is the type of diet I could live off! And, of course, you can finish every meal off with a ‘Sip Sips’, the restaurant’s tempting list of unique cocktails.
If the thought of it makes you want to freshen up your own lunchtime fare, Chef Martin has kindly shared one of his favourite Farm to Pool recipes that promises to give you a taste of Maldives holiday heaven:
Six Senses Laamu’s Crispy Goat’s Cheese Salad
20 grams of mixed lettuce leaves
Five cherry tomatoes cut in half
A quarter of an onion
Three goat’s cheese patties
One tablespoon of mango compote
Four sun-dried tomatoes
Salt & pepper
- Pane the goat’s cheese in flour, egg and panko breadcrumbs, then shallow fry the goat’s cheese until golden.
- Combine lettuce and dressing.
- Garnish with homemade sun-dried tomatoes, mango compote and micro herbs.
- Arrange the crispy goat’s cheese on top of the salad.
Six Senses Laamu
For a taste of Asia, why not take a look at our interview with COMO’s Chef Prin Polsuk for a simple cook-at-home Thai recipe.
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