Thursday, June 17, 2010

Delicious Mauritius!

Tropical beauty and cultural diversity are probably the two most outstanding characteristics of this amazing island country. If you like lazy days on big, white sand beaches or frolicking on crystal clear lagoons, Mauritius is the place for you. And if you like fishing, this is definitely the place for you! Marlin, sharks, yellow tuna, bonito and barracuda are just some of the fish congregating in Mauritius’ waters. In fact, Mauritius holds several world fishing records. The most prestigious deep sea fishing competition is the Marlin World Cup which is hosted in December by La Pirogue Hotel.

Something Amazing
If you go, don’t miss the amazing geological formation of the Seven-Coloured Earth. This natural phenomenon is comprised of dunes in seven different colored layers. Nearby you’ll find a great vantage point to see the island’s magnificent waterfall. It is found at Chamarel, a village in the south-west district of BlackRiver (which is famous for its coffee).

And at the end of the day, when you’re tired of swimming, golfing, fishing or exploring, head for a restaurant and experience a night of dining on deliciously exotic foods made with delicate blends of crushed spices.

To find Mauritius, look on a map to the southeast of Africa. The first dot you’ll see will be Madagascar, but if you keep going east from there, the next dot (even smaller) will be Mauritius. The culture is a mixture of Hindus, Creole, Chinese, Muslims and Europeans, but almost everyone speaks English, French and Creole. If you’re an American shopping in Mauritius, the money system should be fairly simple. The Mauritian Rupee is divided into 100 cents – sound familiar?

Now for a recipe from the melting pot culture of this volcanic island. I promised a couple of blog followers that I would try to find something less fattening and a little healthier than those in previous posts. Let’s see if this fits the bill.



2 ¾ oz. noodles

1 Tbs. olive oil

1 chicken breast, cut into pieces

1 red chili, deseeded and sliced

1 baby green pepper, sliced

2 oz. pineapple chunks

2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Cook noodles according to packet instructions. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken with the chili and green pepper for 1-2 minutes.

3. Add the pineapple.

4. Transfer to the oven and cook for 4-5 minutes.

5. Remove from the pan and deglaze the pan with balsamic vinegar.

6. Slice the chicken and serve on a bed of noodles. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar to finish.


  1. Who are the party poopers who want healthy? What's wrong with them anyway, haha?

  2. Sounds yummy and I can think of at least a couple ways to fatten it back up. hehehe