Discovering new foods is fun but trying it in its natural environment is even better. Tourism Mauritius is running a competition where you can win a luxury 7 days holidays to… Mauritius! All you have to do is to fill out a short quiz and enter your details on Mauritius c’est un plaisir Facebook page, but hurry as the competition entry ends on 27th April.
As a teaser, I received a food pack to give me an idea of what is Mauritian food. Within my lovely goodie pack was a cookbook, a Mauritian cookbook. I have to admit the dishes look simply delicious, so light and fresh and very summer like. I started my experiments with a Mauritian Potato Salad.
The original recipe comes from Shelina Sunshine on the plate, by Master Chef Winner Shelina Permalloo. I did amend the recipe slightly but only in so far as halving the volume of the original ingredients as I didn’t have a need for an 8 person serving.
- 200g potatoes, King Edward preferred; unpeeled
- 2 carrots; unpeeled
- 2 large eggs
- 2 spring onions; chopped
- 25ml olive oil
- 1tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1.5tbsp mayonnaise
- 1tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 3/4tsp sea salt
Place the whole potatoes and carrots in a large pan of water over a high heat and bring it to boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add eggs and simmer for further 15 minutes. Remove the eggs and set aside. Drain potatoes and carrots and leave to cool.
Peel the potatoes, carrots and eggs. Cut the potatoes and carrots into 1cm slices and quarters the eggs lengthwise. Place in a large serving bowl and sprinkle with spring onions.
In a small bowl mix together all remaining ingredients and then add them to your salad stirring ever so gently. Finish with some extra fresh ground pepper and serve.
That’s all she wrote. Easy peesy and you have a lovely salad on your plate.
Did you ever have the chance to taste any Mauritian dishes?