This is a Commissioned Post in association with Mauritius – All opinions are my own. This recipe is based on Mauritian cuisine with the Costello touch!
When I was growing up, there was always one holiday destination that really piqued my interest. Somewhere that sounded the most exotic and luxurious place to visit. That location was Mauritius. As we grew older, some friends visited Mauritius for their honeymoon and returned with tales that made the island sound even more wonderful than I had ever dreamed.
What I didn’t know at the time was how interesting the food and culture of Mauritius would be. We have never actually made it to Mauritius (yet) but we get the next best thing by enjoying our Mauritian Prawn Curry.
Mauritian curries traditional contain potatoes, tomatoes and carry a fair kick of heat – I use a whole green chilli for our family curry but if it was just me & Mr C, I would be tempted to use perhaps another half a chilli as well.
The colour of this curry is just wonderful – the turmeric gives a warm yellow glow. I add red pepper and green beans for a taste of extra fresh vegetables. Serve with sticky rice and you have a dish than can transport you to exotic climates.
In preparing this post, I thought I would share some of the information I gleaned about Mauritius – Warning: Some of the pictures are simply stunning and may cause envy! Curry is not the only food to offer in Mauritius – Street food is very popular as are salad and cakes. Let us not forget the Mauritian rum too!
A guide to the island can be found here along with a really useful guide for first time visitors to Mauritius.
I really like that the guide includes details of how to holiday in Mauritius with children. I know my lot will love the beaches and the water sports whenever we manage to finally get there. We are looking at different holidays for next year already – Who knows where we may end up!