Meat, Fish and Seafood

chicken fajita drumsticks with mexican corn salad

A really easy way to feed six people. Just put the chicken in a roasting tray with the spices and let the oven do the work. Wrap it up and you’re good to go!

Simple Chicken Curry

This wonderfully spicy chicken curry is full of flavour and takes less than half an hour! The secret to the rice is leaving it to steam with the lid on after you take it off the heat.

Cumin & Garlic King Prawns

​The sauce for this dish can be made up in advance and left in the fridge hence why I add extra oil to this than usual as it preserves the sauce allowing you to use it for up to 5 days in the fridge. It’s a simple recipe but goes so well with seafood, chicken and fish and yes the quantity of garlic is correct! 
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Mauritian Chicken Livers with Onion and Spice

​This classic dish is typically served as a snack with crusty baguette served with pickled chilli (piment confit) on the side. It’s iron rich flavour paired with gentle warm spices and onions is so easy to prepare with just a few simple ingredients. 
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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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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 
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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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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.
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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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Photo: Coconut & Lime Fish Skewers

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

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
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Thai Inspired Chicken Laab (spiced salad)

This Thai-inspired recipe is a stylish, moreish canapé
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Fresh Summer Lobster Salad

This crisp, summery salad with fresh lobster makes a delicious summer lunch or posh picnic.
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Photo: Poisson Cru (Tahitian Ceviche)

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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Hot & Spicy Chicken Wings

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

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

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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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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