Meat, Fish and Seafood

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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Chicken with Lemongrass, Chilli & Ginger

​The perfect pick me up chicken dish packed full of flavour and fragrant herbs. The lemongrass and chilli are perfectly balanced making this dish so moreish and one you’ll just keep cooking again and again 

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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Long & Lazy 1 Pot Chilli

This one-pot long and lazy chilli is a great weekend dish when you don’t want to spend hours over the stove, yet want a great result. Using red onions pickled in lime juice alongside home baked spicy nachos makes this a winning chilli! 
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Salt & Chilli Crab

​A hot and messy savoury snack perfect for diving in, a shameless party finger food.

Spicy Cod Burgers with Tzaziki

​Fresh and fragrant twist on the classic burger using cod and plenty of herbs and spices served alongside a zingy and fresh Tzaziki with a kick of chilli 

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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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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Cod & Fennel Burgers with Tzaziki

​Delicious twist on a classic fish burger served with a sharp and tangy tzaziki with a hum of beautiful spice running through all of it. 

Chilli Stuffed Sardines

​I was brought up eating quite a bit of tinned fish, mainly because fresh fish was so expensive when I was a child. Because of this, I’m partial to tinned sardines and pilchards. I know it sounds a bit retro but you get an intense flavour from tinned sardines, which works perfectly with the piquancy of the chilli. You could make a vegetarian version of this dish using a mix of beans instead of the sardines. Extracted from ‘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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Chicken and Prawn Magic Bowl

The ‘magic bowl’ a typical Chinese Mauritian dish (Sino-Mauritian) which gets me every time.  As featured on The Huffington Post

Thai Inspired Chicken Laab (spiced salad)

This Thai-inspired recipe is a stylish, moreish canapé

Fresh Summer Lobster Salad

This crisp, summery salad with fresh lobster makes a delicious summer lunch or posh picnic.

Spiced Pork Belly & Star Anise

A refreshing twist on the Sunday roast, packed with spices for mouth-watering flavour

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Jerk Pulled Pork

This is a lovely recipes which has an enhanced flavour due to having two processes - a marinade and then a sauce, allowing the pork to take on oodles of flavour. A perfect party dish to impress!

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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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Hot & Spicy Chicken Wings

What’s not to love - by far my favourite aperitivo snack with cold beer !

Persian Kebabs

These are so aromatic and heady with citrus flavour from the sumac, you can make these ahead of time and BBQ when your friends arrive

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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King Prawn Rougaille (Spicy Creole Sauce)

This is a typical ‘Mauritian Creole’ sauce using plum tomatoes, garlic, thyme and chilli, completely compliments the delicate flavours of the prawns.

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