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Daube darling (chayotte) – Reunionese recipe

Here is a delicious recipe easy and quick to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: accompaniment, Main course
Cuisine: Reunionese recipes
Keyword: pet
difficulte de la recette: easy
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 22kcal
Author: Édith
Cost: 8€


  • knife
  • Cooking pot


Ingredients for the recipe :

  • 4 Scrunchies or Christophines
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 pinch of salt, pepper
  • 1 fillet of olive oil
  • a little Thyme


Darling darling with your fingertips :

  • The elaboration of this delicious recipe daube darbe is done in 3 stages that you must strictly respect.
    To make this recipe successful, you must:

Guide Preparation of the darling darling step by step:

  • Peel the darlings (chayote or christophine) under the water, slice them lengthwise, put them in a Dutch oven, add the chopped onion and the crushed garlic, the Thyme, the pinch of salt, the pinch of pepper then add a little water.
    sliced daube
  • Cook over medium heat after boiling
    daube darbe cut in half
  • At the end of cooking add the oil and extinguish the heat.


Serving: 100gr | Calories: 22kcal

This recipe: the daube darling is very simple in its realization and inexpensive.

We have the opportunity to prepare a brede with the young shoots of this plant.

The Chouchou (chayote or christophine) is the name given to it by the inhabitants of Reunion or Mauritius.

Daube chayotte

The darling is also called chayote or christophine.

We eat it in stew or au gratin, possibly stuffing it in the same way as zucchini.

Tasting of the stew

Note that the darling can be eaten in different ways, we can accommodate darling in the same way as zucchini

gratin without béchamel,
in cold salad after cooking it’s excellent too,
or in darling ravioli.
In Reunion Island, the darling is mainly eaten raw or gratin.

And you, you eat them as the darlings. To answer, feel free to use the comments to reveal your recipe.


The recipe today is: the stew

How to make a Chayote stew? Recipe proposed by: Édith.

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