"Fish and Aubergine fricassee"
1/2 kg aubergines
1 big onion (sliced)
4 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon ginger/garlic mixture
2 green chillies (slit)
175g finely chopped tomatoes
6 slices fish (fried)
Thyme, chopped parsley
2 tablespoons chopped shallot.
Slit each aubergine in 4 or 6 lenghwise. Keep side in salted water.
Brown onion in oil, add ginger/garlic mixture, the drained aubergines, chillies and some salt. Stir-fry and cook for 2 or 3 mins.
Pour in 1/4 glass water, cover and cook till aubergines are almost done.
Add tomatoes and a little more salt. Mix well and cook till gravey thickens. (Aubergines should not get mushy).
Now add fish, thyme and parsley and about 1/4 glass of water. Mix carefully, cover and simmer for 3 or 4 mins more.
Remove from heat and sprinkle with chopped shallot.
Serve with rice and chutneys.
NOTE: We would like to say a big thank you to the author of the recipe book called "Mauritian Delights", Mrs Lalita Sookhee, who has kindly given us the authorisation to copy some of the recipes that are in her book. If you wish to buy the "Mauritian Delights" recipe book which contains over 300 absolutely delicious mauritian recipes, please contact Mrs Lalita Sookee at Lsookhee@usa.net or Connect@netcourrier.com.