Mauritian Beef Rissoles Recipe

Moreish rissoles de boeuf – pastries the whole family will love

These delicious beef rissoles are proof positive that great food doesn’t need complicated recipes with hundreds of ingredients. Just flaky shortcrust pastry with a simple beef filling, you can whip up a batch in minutes. Beef rissoles are sooooo irresistibly tasty and are far easier to make than to share – read on to get the recipe my family have been using for generations.

Mauritian beef rissoles (rissoles de boeuf)

These delicate little pastries are the perfect picnic food!

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Feeding the Family… Mauritian Chicken Daube Recipe

A Mauritian chicken daube is a stew in a light, tomato-based sauce flavoured (chiefly) with thyme, cloves, and cinnamon. There are probably as many variations on the daube recipe as there are Mauritian families – like with a British stew, every household tends to have their own version! As my family are mostly French-Mauritian, our version of the classic Mauritian chicken daube does not include chilli and curry spices you find elsewhere (there would be much theatrical eye-rolling, head-smacking exclamations of horror at the very suggestion), but is instead a delicate and surprisingly fresh dish that is both hearty enough for a winter’s day and light enough for the summer.

Bowl of Mauritian chicken daube

Tuck into this fragrant and delicate Mauritian stew with our family recipe for Chicken Daube!

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