Finger Food Ideas

Chicken and Pork Steamed Dumplings

If you like dim sum, you’ll love these chicken and pork dumplings from Sunshine on a Plate. Ready-made dumpling wrappers make this recipe easy and achievable.These are very much like dim sum; another Mauritian dish with Chinese origins. Usually they would be eaten before Min Frire or Pork Bol Renversé. These may sound complex but if you buy ready-made dumpling wrappers, it’s really a very simple dish, which I guarantee you will absolutely love.

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 

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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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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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. 

Egg Rougaille

Rougaille is a classic Creole sauce which gives its name to many Mauritian dishes; it looks like a simple tomato sauce but is so much more. It has a huge depth of flavour thanks to the European herbs parsley and thyme, the heat provided by the chilli and the Indian flavourings of ginger, coriander and garlic. 
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Banana, Walnut & Ginger Cake

At the end of the week I always end up with a umber of nearly off bananas! I decided to add some spice and turn it into something really delicious.

Gorgonzola, red onion & cumin tartlet

This rustic red onion and gorgonzola tart is packed full of flavour and great for taking on a picnic

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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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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Chickpea and Coriander Burger

These burgers can be made in less than 15 minutes and are packed full of flavour.
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Lime Posset

This recipe is very refreshing and zesty, it’s so easy to make and perfect for a dinner party as you can make it the day before.
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White Chocolate & Cardamom Cookies

This is a Mauritian inspired recipe. These cookies are deliciously sweet as they use Billington’s sugar.

Mango & Chilli Chutney

​Perfect for alfresco dining as part of a cheeseboard or tapas selection.
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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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Photo: Son-in-law Eggs

Son-in-law Eggs

A simple but impressive egg dish which you can serve as a starter or with rice as part of a main
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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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Prawn and Mango Ceviche

The perfect al fresco starter, easy but impressive particularly for dinner parties    
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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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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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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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Cinnamon Doughnuts

These take a bit of time but making your own doughnuts at home is do satisfying, serve warm with some ice cream on the side 

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