Here is a selection of delicious marinade recipes to inspire al fresco BBQ parties from our executive chef at Constance Halaveli, Jordi Vila.
The perfect place to enjoy Constance Halaveli’s BBQ marinade recipes
Recipe 1: Balinese spicy mix for barbecued red snapper
Ingredients (serves 5)
5 fillets of red snapper (150g each)
- 20g lemongrass
- 10g garlic
- 10g galangal
- 5g kaffir lime leaves
- 5g sugar
- 5g salt
- 10g sweet chili sauce
- 10g chilli sauce
- 10g plum sauce
- 20g oyster sauce
- 10g onion
- 10g turmeric paste
- 10g long red chilli
Cut all the vegetables into small cubes (brunoise), combine all ingredients in a bowl, marinade the fish. Keep in the fridge for 12 hours.
Ready for the BBQ!
Recipe 2: Barbecued baby back pork ribs
- 5 baby pork ribs
- 500ml hoisin sauce
- 400ml plum sauce
- 250ml soy sauce
- 300ml red wine vinegar
- 125ml rice vinegar
- 125ml honey
- 100ml sweet chilli sauce
- 4 spring onions, finely sliced
- 1 bunch coriander
- 12 garlic cloves
- 4tbsp grated ginger
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Marinade the baby pork ribs ready to cook on the barbecue.
Recipe 3: Barbecue marinated mature Cheddar cheese by Jordi Vila
- 600g mature cheddar
- 266g olive oil
- 266g balsamic vinegar
- 35g chopped fresh parsley
- 35g chopped spring onions
- 18g sugar
- 3g dried oregano
- 15g salt
- 12g freshly ground pepper
- 9 cloves of garlic minced
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl except the cheese. Put the cheeses in a kilned jar and add the marinade. Keep in the fridge for 12 hours.
Grill on the barbecue for 5 minutes each side, till they have grill marks.
This month has seen the beginning of an exciting coral garden restoration program in the waters of Petite Anse Kerlan at Constance Lémuria.
Rebuilding the coral reef at Constance Lémuria
The project, which we are running in partnership with Nature Seychelles, is the first ever large-scale active reef restoration using ‘coral gardening’ in the region.
This important pilot scheme involves collecting small pieces of healthy coral and raising them in underwater nurseries until they are large enough to replant in an areas effected by coral bleaching.
The coral being used at Petite Anse Kerlan has been grown for several years in a ‘coral farm’ in the waters beyond Cousin Island.
Divers from France and Australia are planting the healthy coral just a few metres away from the shore and we hope that in a few weeks it will be growing into a healthy, beautiful coral garden for our guests to enjoy.
This exciting, rewarding project has been made possible thanks to funding from the Government of Seychelles, United Nations Development Program and Global Environmental Fund through their Small Grants for Environmental NGO-Tourism Operator Partnership Program, to which we are very grateful.
Watch this video of divers tending coral nurseries within the Cousin Island Special Reserve.
Add an extra thrill to a special occasion at Constance Le Prince Maurice with a bottle of chilled champagne dramatically opened by saber.
Experience sabrage at Constance Le Prince Maurice
This historic tradition of opening a bottle of champagne by slicing off the top with a sharpened saber can be performed by our head sommelier Jerome, or one of his qualified team.
At Le Prince Maurice, you can select the champagne you prefer from our main wine list.
The Sabrage ceremony includes:
- The sabrage champagne opening
- A selection of canapés as an appetiser to accompany your champagne
- A photo souvenir of the ceremony.
Visit our website for more about Constance Le Prince Maurice or to make a booking.
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Sharing a romantic meal for two, freshly prepared by world-class chefs, in an idyllic, secluded spot with views out across the Indian Ocean is the stuff that dreams are made of.
A romantic meal at Constance Halaveli, Maldives
At Constance Halaveli you can choose whether you want to enjoy your food in laidback exotic luxury as you lounge on soft floor cushions on the beach or prefer the elegance of a candlelit table laid with fresh white linen.
Select your favourite idyllic location from a secluded jetty to a remote section of beach for just the two of you and your table or floor cushions will be prepared and dinner served there.
For those dreaming of perfect isolation you can even dine on your very own torch-lit sandbank or travel by boat to our private island Alikoihrah, yours alone for the entire evening.
You can book a special dining option before you arrive or once you are with us. It can even be arranged as a special gift by family and friends via our online concierge service.
Adrenalin sports in Mauritius: Wreck diving
If you’re looking for some adrenalin-pumping action in Mauritius then check out Air Mauritius’ guide to extreme sports on the island.
A combination of hiking, climbing, jumping, sliding and abseiling make up the extreme sport of canyoning, which the blog describes as ‘not for the feint hearted’.
For those who prefer to explore the submarine world, the blog recommends exploring one of more than 100 wrecks registered in the area for a dramatic wreck dive.
Water sport is very popular on the island and Air Mauritius recommends thrill-seekers try their hand at surfing and kitesurfing.