Cuisine du monde

Rougail with The Reunion Shrimp

I take you to the island of the meeting, to taste a delicious shrimp rougail.


The rougail, I discovered it during a trip to Reunion a long time ago! 

It's fragrant, it warms, it tingles … it's fast and it's an ideal recipe not to spend too much time in the kitchen. I think the longest time in this recipe should be to peel the shrimp.

Rougail is a condiment that refers to a sauce made from finely chopped vegetables or fruits and pounded with onions, chilli, garlic… (tomato rougail, lemon rougail..)

But the rougail also refers to a type of dish near Reunion whose base is close to the carry (rougail sausage, rougail buccaneer …)

Preparation: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves 4

  • 800g frozen shrimp, peeled
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • A sweet pepper 
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 thyme branch 
  • A can of whole 4/4 tomatoes in their juice
  • Salt, pepper, olive oil



Step 1

Peel and slice the onion. Peel and squeeze the garlic cloves with a garlic press.  If you don't have a garlic press, you can mix the garlic and onion together.

Step 2

Peel the prawns and set aside.


Step 3

Heat a saucepan with a tablespoon of olive oil. Add the sliced onion and sweat for 5 minutes.


Step 4

Then add garlic, ginger, turmeric, chilli, thyme and mix. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook covered for 10 minutes over low heat.


Step 5

Stir occasionally and crush tomatoes. Turn off the heat and add the shrimp, mix to let the shrimp heat for 5 minutes.


This shrimp rougail can be served with Creole rice or pilaf rice for example. I hope he'll take you on a journey!

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