Hubert Des Marais

Won Best New Chef at: The Ocean Grand (now a Four Seasons Resort), Palm Beach, Florida
Swahili Vegetable Curry
Rating: Unrated
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The South Asian spices in this vegetarian stew reflect the influence of Kenya's generations-old Indian community on the national cuisine. Feel free to substitute other vegetables based on seasonal availability, as Hubert Des Marais does. Satisfying Vegetarian Recipes
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The squash here gets tossed with pumpkin-pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves) and glazed with coconut milk. More Vegetable Side Dishes
Shrimp Pili Pili
Rating: Unrated
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Pili pili (bird's eye peppers) and cilantro are prominent seasonings in Kenyan cooking. Here, Hubert Des Marais uses both in a fiery spiced butter he brushes onto grilled shell-on shrimp; Thai chiles are an excellent substitute for pili pili. Use the largest shrimp you can find, though they probably won't measure up to the one-pounders he gets from the Indian Ocean. "They're monsters!" he exclaims. More Delicious Shrimp Dishes