Ancient Chamori Royal Wedding
Ancient Chamori Turtle Soup
The Taotaomo'nas of
Guahan held an affinity and kinship with the Sacred Haggan. The blood of the Haggan was
preserved as a remedy for numerous ailments. The head of the Haggan was preserved as an
ornament and displayed on their Proas. The Hard shell of the Haggan had many uses, such
as: cookware or pot, money, and alåhas or jewelry. And the meat of the Haggan, if cooked
in rich coconut milk and mango' or yellow ginger was considered an aphrodisiac.
1 lb. fresh haggan (turtle) meat, cubed.
2 cups fresh coconut milk.
2 Chamori green onions, chopped.
10 each donne' (hot wild peppers)
1 whole lemon or 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice.
1/2 cup diced mango' (yellow ginger).
4 cups water.
Boil haggan (turtle) meat until soft and tender.
Add onions, lemon juice, donne' (Hot pepper) and Mango' (yellow ginger).
Cook for at least 30 minutes more at medium heat.
Add coconut milk and simmer.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
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