Fish/Seafood Recipes

Herb-crusted sea bass with toasted coconut and tomato dressing

You can pack these fish parcels with flavour and when your friends come over, the oven is the only thing you need to switch on, while you can switch off and enjoy a relaxing evening.

Sumac sardines with smashed chickpea salsa

This spicy fish dish will add a little zing to your lunchtime

Spicy Crab Courgette Flowers Recipe

Using fresh white crab meat, chilli and herbs to stuff courgette flowers beforefrying them in a pan, this Mauritian inspired recipe would make a really tastyweek night meal that’s also incredibly healthy. It doesn’t take long to cook this easy recipe – the whole thing will be ready in just 20 minutes – and it makes up to 10 crab courgette flowers, so there is plenty to share.

Flaked Mackerel with Lemon and Fennel

Taking less than 10 minutes to prepare, this vibrant salad makes for a delicious light meal. Mix delicate flaked mackerel with sliced lemon, fennel and Dijon. This stunningly simple recipe takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. It’s a really refreshing and robust salad, perfect served as a light meal for a get-together.

Red Snapper Coconut Curry

Here is my lip-smacking recipe for red snapper coconut curry. This simple curry is bold with the flavours of fresh ginger, chilli and garlic.

Fish fingers with pitta bread

Homemade fish fingers are easy to make and cook in no time. Plus you know exactly what’s in them! Try them in a pitta sandwich with spicy mayo.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Prawn and Mango Ceviche

The perfect al fresco starter, easy but impressive particularly for dinner parties    
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Jerk Seasoning (Fish & Meat)

This is such a versatile seasoning and can be made in advance and kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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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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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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