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Recipe of the week: Steamed red snapper, pickled mustard greens, lime butter

This is a simple, clean dish. It is inspired by the traditional Caribbean rice and peas and also showcases the greens and herbs that are grown on the island. Snapper pairs well with the rice and herbs. Preserved limes and the butter sauce brings a little luxury and richness to the dish. Snapper Ingredients 4 x 175g portions red snapper fillet (seabass is a good alternative) Steamed rice 120g short grained rice 50ml sweet ginger vinegar 30ml lime juice Preserved lime butter 50g sliced shallots 50ml white wine vinegar 100ml white wine 50ml cream 100g butter, cold, diced 100g Preserved lime (or lemon) pureed in a blender and passed through a fine sieve Marinated shallots 50g finely diced shallots 75ml flamboyant flower vinegar Pickled mustard greens 200g mustard greens, picked, blanched and chopped 50g salted capers To finish 100ml virgin coconut oil Handful Dill flowers 25g Baby kale Handful dill fronds Directions Macerate shallots in flamboyant flower vinegar overnight. (Tarragon vinegar is a good substitute) Steamed rice Wash rice until the water runs clear. Drain and place in a pan, just covering with water. Cover pan and cook on a low heat until water has been absorbed and rice is cooked. Spread on a tray and sprinkle evenly with the ginger vinegar and lime juice. Leave to cool. Lime butter Put the shallot, wine and vinegar in a small pan, and reduce by ¾. Add cream and reduce by ½. Over a low heat, whisk in the butter a little at a time. Add lime puree to taste. Pickled greens Devein and blanch the mustard greens in plenty boiling salted water. Refresh in ice water. Drain the mustard greens, squeezing out as much water as possible. Chop finely. Mix greens with capers and macerated shallots. Allow flavours to combine for 20 minutes before use. To finish Steam the snapper fillets for 6-8 minutes, depending on thickness. Meanwhile, heat a frying pan until and add the coconut oil, rice and mustard green mix. Stir over a high heat until piping hot. Season to taste (we use a smoked chilli salt) Divide rice between four plates. Spoon over a tablespoon of lime butter and set the fish on top. Finish with dill flowers, fronds and baby kale leaves. Thank you to Andy Turner, Head Chef at 13°/59° at Port Ferdinand, Barbados for the recipe. If you have a recipe you would like to share with  A Luxury Travel Blog’s readers, please contact us.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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