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One of the Cayman Islands’ biggest draws as a vacation destination is the spectacular diving the three islands offer.

Cayman is also home to the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame which held its 2012 induction ceremony Wednesday night at the Westin Casuarina Resort.  Last night was my favorite part of the event: the annual Underwater Film Festival!  These short films instantly transport viewers into the depths by showing a myriad of sea creatures, brilliant coral structures and ghostlike wrecks.

 I held back my own submission this year because I didn’t want to make the other filmmakers looks like amateurs.  Ahem.

A good swim always works up a massive appetite that just begs for a starchy binge.  Why don’t you whip up some delicious Cassava fries to silence that rumbly swim tummy?

Cassava Fries

You will need:

1.5 cups cassava, peeled and sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

5 spring onions, minced

2 tbsp olive oil

  • Cover cassava with water in large pot
  • Bring to a boil and cook for about 30 minutes, or until tender
  • Drain cassava and set aside
  • In large pot, warm oil over medium heat.  Saute garlic and onions for about 1 minute.
  • Fry cassava for 5 – 10 minutes until crispy.

Diving photos by Alex Harling and The Deep Dish

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  1. OMG! I am SO coming over for a HUGE plate of these! See you soon my darling xxx

    • It’s a date!

  2. My diving is limited to apples at Halloween! But I’d dive for a frie 🙂

  3. Sounds simple and looks spectacular! Love the site looks great!

  4. My brother loves diving and moved to Thailand while I am STILL scared of diving (under water) and haven’t tried. I heard 1000 times I’m missing out!
    Cassava fries sound delicious!

  5. Oh I never even considered cassava fries. I’m so used to eating cassava in sweet applications, I never even thought of trying them with a more savory twist. Next time I get cassava I’m giving these a shot. That Underwater Film Festival sounds like a great time, and I’m loving your choice of theme music lol.

  6. Awesome pictures! They are sure spectacular! Thanks for sharing it…cassava…yes, I love it, especially fried.
    Have a great week 🙂

  7. Beautiful photos! I love that little mushroom-like anenome–or at least, I think it’s an anenome? I’ve never had cassava before, but the fries look delicious!

  8. I’m too chicken to do any kind of under water entertainment… I’ll take some fries, instead!! 🙂

  9. Ah, I’ll skip the deep sea adventure (still can’t shake that fear of water) and stay high and dry with these yucca fries! NOM!!!! 😀

  10. You do live in paradise, don’t you? Any starchy fries sound amazing to me!!!!

  11. Amazing photos!
    I want to try some cassava fries too!!

  12. What beautiful nature pictures. Cayman is on my list of places to visit -so beautiful! The fries sound really good. I’ll have to give them a try soon. Thanks for sharing!

  13. What gorgeous pics you took of the food. Looks insanely delicious!

  14. Stunning underwater pictures and how I wish my next destination to travel will be Cayman. Not giving and saying to come over.

    I also love your simple cassava recipe, simple yet tempting.

  15. Listening to that music made me wonder if I should shut my eyes at the end when you’d be scooped up by a giant eel. (I couldn’t watch the Sorcerer’s Apprentice either, just sayin)

    Yummy chips 🙂

  16. Aw! Love the sea turtle!

  17. Love these pics! And I really want those fries 🙂

  18. Dive Fries. Say that 10 times real fast.

  19. I loved the beautiful underwater photos my friend 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  20. these look great and love the diving pics my bro proposed to his now fiancee diving in Thailand 😉

  21. Thanks for the underwater adventure, Parsley Sage! (Loved your theme music, too…) 😉

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