The Cuisine of Ile de Maurice

We were so lucky to meet Twayab, a perfectionist at his job of house restoration and a superb cook.  He and his lovely wife Mina invited us over to sample his native foods from the island of Mauritius.

We began this feast with cocktails and a variety of small bites including some crunchy, savory yellow split pea balls that we dipped into spicy sauces made with deadly peppers from the island.  Twayab also made three different mini samosas that were fabulous; mixed vegetable, potato and ground beef.  Our family is so tacky; we ate like sugar cane cutters.

It was like a Mauritian Thanksgiving!   The table was filled with all kinds of wonderful foods.

A sumptuous rice biriyani.

Spicy sauteed, saffron colored eggs.

A rice bowl with potatoes and tender chunks of beef, accompanied by a garden fresh tomato salad

A marvelous saute of cabbage, carrots and green beans.  My favorite!

Dessert was a creative duo of sweet potato cake and vermicelli pudding.

I’m going to have to get some Mauritian cookbooks!   What a wonderful meal!   Thank you Twayab and Mina!

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15 Responses to The Cuisine of Ile de Maurice

  1. Amazing. I love how the first dish looks like hushpuppies.

  2. Gorgeous and so different and unusual! You lucky, lucky people :)

  3. I need to buy one of those cookbooks as well. It’s only 8:15 in the morning and wishing I could taste every one of these dishes..

  4. Twayab is such an excellent cook! I want some more :)

  5. My kind of feast! I love the fusion of spices and cultures :)

  6. Lovely photos and it all looks as tasty as it must have been.

  7. Dorothy says:

    Great pictures but where are the recipes? Would love to try some of these!

  8. Looks and sounds delicious, can I come too next time please?

  9. katyarich says:

    Your blog looks so nice, yummy pictures!!!!!!!!

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