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Vindaye Tuna

A mouth watering delicacy of Mauritius. Typically made in advance and left to allow the flavours to work together, this is usually served with a big crusty baguette or you can eat it with Roti or Puri. Whatever you decide to eat it with you’ll always be happy to know your fridge has this for any rainy day fridge raid! 
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Mauritian Coconut Flan

​A creamy and decadent flan filed with the tropical scent of coconut topped with a molasses caramel.  This flan is a traditional dessert in Mauritius usually served after a meal but the coconut twist adds an extra dimension to a delicious dessert option. 
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Coconut Snow Cake

​This “snow” cake is the perfect alternative winters cake packed full of the tropical flavours of Mauritius with coconut and vanilla. Covered with fresh coconut and cream this cake is a real showstopper. 
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Ras El Hanout Kebabs

​Ras El Hanout is a delicious moroccan spice mix similar to the Indian garam masala and means “top of the shop” gorgeously fragrant and easily adds bags of flavour to any dish. 
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Tilapia & Aubergine Coconut Curry

​As featured in waitrose: Mauritius owes it’s culinary traditions to history of passing trade including Arabs, Dutch, Portuguese, French and Indian. The island tempered native Indian curries making them milder and lighter in flavour.  This dish is very evocative for me with the caramel scent of aubergine frying, clanking of pots and pans, the fragrance of mums kitchen.  
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Curried Prawns with Cucumber Relish

​I just love this combination of fiery prawns with a soothing cucumber relish, so easy to put together and perfect for entertaining friends in the summer months. As featured in Sainsbury’s magazine. 
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Monkfish Tails with Spicy Coconut & Tomato Dressing

Simple and delicious monkfish tails perfect for an evening party to impress. The coconut chutney is just delicious and works perfectly with the monkfish. Simple to prepare but really does have the wow factor. As featured in Sainsburys Magazine Serves 4
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Baked Tofu, Quinoa & Black Bean

Baked tofu has a firmer texture and holds its shape better when tossed through a salad. This is deceiving as it is packed with loads of flavour, be liberal with the chilli and lemon as it really lifts this super fragrant dish.   
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Cari Mutton (Mauritian Mutton Curry)

​Mutton is a wonderfully rich meat that can handle lots of chilli and spice so this is the perfect for it. This is the dish that I cooked in the final of MasterChef and I still can’t believe that one of my family’s classic curries would be enough to secure me the title! It tastes even better the next day as all the spices harmonise and the flavours go deep into the meat. Extract from my first cook book ‘Sunshine on a Plate’ 
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Coconut & Lime Fish Skewers

​A deliciously light & simple supper with a hint of spice and citrus. Perfect for a mid week supper of BBQ dish
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Feta and Sweetcorn Fritters

I made up this dish from some leftover feta and sweetcorn I had in the fridge - my girls were coming over in the evening and it was a quick starter which they loved.
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Poisson Cru (Tahitian Ceviche)

​The dish is sweet, exotic and refreshing. A twist on a classic ceviche with the addition of coconut milk to add that extra layer of tropical flavour. Perfect for summer and easy to make for entertaining friends.
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Thai pork and lime stir fry recipe

A gluten and lactose free stir fry, chock-a-block with pork, galangal, lemongrass, fresh herbs, and snake beans.
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Mango & Chilli Chutney

​Perfect for alfresco dining as part of a cheeseboard or tapas selection.
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Almond & Cinnamon Cake

This deliciously moist cake is gluten and lactose free!​
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Baked Ricotta Cake with Cherry & Star Anise Compote

​This delicious dessert is gluten-free!
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Spicy Aubergine Fritters

I love aubergines, particularly the finger aubergines which tend to be sweeter in flavour - you can find these in specialist Asian supermarkets 
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Sticky Rice with Mango, Papaya and Lime

These sweet amuse-bouche are perfect in-between courses, or at the of end a Thai meal. This was completely inspired by my wonderful trip to Thailand.
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Lobster Curry

This delicately spiced curry is a delicious way to serve lobster.
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Mauritian Octopus Salad

This is colourful salad bursting with flavours: sweet and sour, salty and aromatic. Truly a more-ish and vibrant dish.
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Chilli Cakes

These deliciously spicy gateau piment are best served hot and are perfect with a crisp beer like Pheonix. If you can’t get hold of this beer then it would work equally well with something like Asahi. Bon Appetit!
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Chicken and Vermicelli Bhaja

These cute little bhajis are perfect for parties and use rice noodles and chicken as a good alternative to onion.
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