Butter bean curry with homemade flat breads and Mauritian Neapolitans. Delicious recipes made for a Commonwealth Games cooking competition.
On Thursday at work we had a competition for staff members to bring in their own choice of bakes or cooking from a country participating in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The best dishes were to be tasted and judged by the on-site management team and local school children whom we coordinate various activities with. Prizes for the best dishes were tickets to various Commonwealth Games sporting events.
The event was a great success and there were amazing cakes and delicious recipes from a variety of countries brought in by my colleague. We had everything from Scottish fruit crumbles to Jamaican jerk chicken and Canadian chocolate cookies!
My own entry was from the country of my birth – Mauritius. I decided to make 3 courses, a spiced onion dish for starters, a butter bean curry with homemade flat breads and Mauritian Neapolitans. Each course was made as follows:-
Spiced Onions, Mauritian Butter Bean Curry, Flat Breads and Mauritian Neapolitans
You can see my iced pink Neapolitans in the picture; I’m not going to take any credit for their recipe as it can be easily found on the internet.
You’ll see all my entries in the picture. And I am delighted that the local school children voted my dish as their favourite! I’m sure it was nothing to do with the sweet, pink iced Mauritian Neapolitan butter biscuits…..
Being a volunteer myself for the upcoming games I will need to see which sporting event my winning tickets are for, to see if I can make it with my wife, or if I will pass them on to a family member. All in all it was an excellent day, and my personal favourite that was brought in by a colleague, was Jamaican pulled pork, which was the winner chosen by the on-site management team.