Mine Bouille” which is as simple as its name states – plain simply boiled noodles served with a topping of your choice. The topping can be mince meat, tomato sauce (rougaille), tinned pilchard cooked in a tomato sauce or curry, thinly sliced omelette….choice is yours. For those who have never had this meal you might think I’m crazy, but trust me it is a Mauritian delicacy. A simple dish that can be put together in very little time, but you sure will want second helpings!!!!
Ingredients Serves 4
- 400 g egg noodles (you can buy fresh noodle from any Chinese stores, but by all means if you cannot get them, dried packet noodles is fine)
- 250 g of minced beef
- 1 clove of garlic – minced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 sprigs springs onion – thinly sliced
- Handful of frozen peas and sweet corn (optional)
- 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon seasoning dark soy sauce
- Salt & Pepper – Be careful when seasoning since some soya sauce can be quite salty.
- Place a large pot filled with water and bring to the boil, add a drizzle of oil.
- In a hot frying pan drizzle a little bit of oil, add the chopped onion followed by the minced meat, for until for 5 minutes.
- Add the chopped garlic mix well and cook for another few minutes, stirring the meat around.
- Season with salt and pepper, oyster sauce, soy sauce and a little water and continue cooking, stirring to ensure that all meat is properly mixed with all the spices and sauces. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed.
- Meanwhile add the noodle to the boiling water, the best way to boil noodles is to put them in a large strainer over the boiling water – this way it’s easy to remove them boiled noodle from the hot water and not overcook them. Boil for approximately 3-4 minutes (follow instruction of the packet)
- Once the noodles are cooked, drain. To serve simply plate in a bowl top with the mince meat and sprinkle the chopped spring onions on top.
- Enjoy with chilli sauce of your choice, in Mauritius we serve it with a very hot mint and coconut chutney.