The Paris issue

Our October issue is on sale - the Paris special. Grab your copy for all-things Parisian, plus ultimate French baking recipes and more.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before October 24, 2016 and receive 3 BONUS ISSUES - save 46%.

Gourmet on your iPad

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad.

Blaff of snapper steaks marinated in lime

You'll need

4 small snapper cutlets 1 quantity fish marinade 3 white onions, thinly sliced 1 sprig of thyme, leaves removed 1 sprig of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 3 bay leaves 1 Scotch bonnet or habanero chilli To season: salt and black pepper 4 limes, juice only 1 tbsp sunflower oil


  • 01
  • Marinate fish overnight.
  • 02
  • The next day, pour 1 cup water into a heavy-based saucepan and add onion, thyme, parsley, 1 clove garlic, bay leaves and chilli. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes. Drain snapper and add to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes more. Remove from heat, then add the lime juice, remaining garlic and oil. Mix well and serve the blaff hot.

A blaff is a style of cooking fish or shellfish in water and spices. Its name comes from the sound made when you put the fish in the spicy stock. You'll need to begin this recipe, from the cookbook Creole (Phaidon) by Babette de Rozières, a day ahead.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
things to do this autumn

Whether it's foraging for wild mushrooms in a picturesque Victorian forest or watching a film by moonlight in Darwin, we've got you covered with 20 exciting autumn experiences from around Australia.

Read More
Gourmet TV

Check out our YouTube channel for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

You might also like...

Adriano Zumbo's Christmas recipes


Christmas pudding ice-cream

Holiday entertaining recipes


Raspberry and Mint Mojito

David Thompson's Thai recipes


Neil Perry: Prawn cocktail

Strawberry recipes


Serge Dansereau: Blueberry vanilla tart

Longrain recipes


Barbecue trout bundles with prosciutto and button mushrooms

Barbecue recipes


Serge Dansereau: Homemade lemonade

Fast spring recipes


Serge Danserau: Duck confit and potato terrine

Chorizo recipes


conversion tool

get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.