Themed Image2

Share |

  • Subscribe to Caripoule
    Mauritian Food Blog
    Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

Mauritius Australia Connection
Mauritius Australia Connection

Shop online
Shop OnLine with
Mauritius Australia Connection

       Madeleine Philippe

Subscribe now to
Madeleine's Newsletter & Mailing List



 Madeleine Philippe
Cancer Foundation (Aus) Inc

Look for Other Recipes on the Menu     

Please note that all spoonful measures are flush not heaped spoonfuls.   Join our mailing list for latest recipes and newsletter.    Share  

(Tasty Seafood Bouillon) Share 
Air Mauritius
Air Mauritius News & Specials 


  1. 500 grams king prawns deveined and shelled
    (keep shells and heads for stock)

  2. 12 mussels scrubbed and beards removed

  3. 250 grams crabs

  4. 1 cup white wine

  5. 2 cups water

  6. 1/2 red onion chopped

  7. 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic

  8. 1 bay leaf or carri poulet leaf

  9. 1/4 cup olive oil

  10. 2 red onions finely chopped (extra)

  11. 1 small leek, finely sliced

  12. salt and pepper to taste

  13. 1 cup fish stock


  1. 1 tablespoon crushed garlic

  2. 450 grams can of chopped tomatoes

  3. 3 tablespoons tomato paste

  4. 1/4 teaspoon saffron powder

  5. 2 bay leaves or 4 carri poulet leaves (extra)

  6. 1 tablespoon chopped basil leaves

  7. 1 teaspoon fennel seeds

  8. 4cm piece of orange rind

  9. salt and freshly ground pepper

  10. 500 grams white fleshed fish, skinned, boned
    and cut into bite pieces

  11. 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley leaves


Please note that all spoonful measures are flush spoonfuls.



  1. Soak mussels in cold water for one hour. Scrub & remove beards. Clean crabs, break or cut into serve sizes and retain shells.
  2. Prepare stock by boiling crab shells, prawn shells and heads and fish bones in 1 cup of fish stock, together with wine, 2 cups water, 1/2 red chopped onion, chopped garlic and one bay or carri poulet leaf. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain and reserve liquid.
  3. Heat oil in large casserole pan. Add 2 finely chopped red onions, chopped leek and 1 tablespoon crushed garlic. Cover and cook over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until onion is softened but not browned. Add chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, saffron powder, bay leaves or carri poulet leaves, basil, fennel seeds, orange rind, salt and pepper. Stir well and allow to cook uncovered for ten minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add strained fish stock and bring to boil. Allow to boil for ten minutes, stirring often. Reduce heat and add fish pieces, crab pieces and mussels. Cover and simmer for four to five minutes. Add king prawns and simmer covered for three to four minutes. Do not overcook prawns.
  5. Remove orange rind and bay or carri poulet leaves. Transfer to warm serving bowls. Sprinkle with parsley.
  6. Serve on freshly cooked hot basmati rice. Accompany with tomato chutney.
You can access these recipes for your personal use only. 
Madeleine Philippe © 2010      Photo Gallery Link
Access Menu Recipes from Mauritius
Access "print enabled" recipes.
Subscription required.
Search for more recipes
Copyright Notice: Please be advised that permission is granted to viewers of these recipe pages to print recipes only for their own personal use. Permission is not given for webmasters of other web sites to copy any of the recipes for redisplay on their web sites. Webmasters are however free to provide links to this recipe page, if they so desire. Permission may be given for the use of  sample recipes for  promotional purposes. Contact Madeleine Philippe with your request.
Designed and compiled by Madeleine and Clancy Philippe. Information contained in this homepage is given as supplied and in good faith. No responsibility is taken for any losses or misgivings which may arise from the use of any supplied information. Results are very dependent upon cooking skills and as such, we cannot guarantee perfect results from the use of our recipes for everyone. We welcome emails bringing to our attention any inaccuracies or suggestions for improvement.