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Shrimp Chutney – Satini Chevrette

“Satini chevrette” is a traditional Maurtian Creole food which translates into shrimp chutney in english. This dish is normally eaten with rice, but my favourite has to be “satini chevrette” in a freshly baked baguette along with some lettuce. Other people prefer to have it with crepes or noodles. The point is that this is a very versatile dish and can be easily prepared by anyone, really. The secret is good quality dried shrimps and fresh tomatoes.




  1. 250g dried shrimps
  2. 3 ripen tomatoes
  3. 3 shallots
  4. 4 green chillies
  5. Coriander
  6. Salt and pepper to taste
  7. Cooking oil


  1. Rinse and clean the dried shrimp and leave in a bowl of water for 1 hour.
  2. Finely chop the dried shrimp. In a bit of cooking oil, saute the shrimp with a bit of salt and pepper for 3 minutes and put aside.
  3. Dice the tomatoes and cook in hot pan for 5 minutes while stirring every now and then. Set aside in a bowl.
  4. Finely chop the shallots and cook in hot pan for 30 seconds until they soften
  5. In the same pan, add in the tomatoes and dried shrimps to the shallots and mix well
  6. Add finely chopped green chillies and coriander.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.


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