Silver Travel Cook Club - October 2021

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Silver Travel Cook ClubTradewind VoyagesThis month’s Silver Travel Cook Club features a recipe for tilapia in chorizo salsa and saffron sauce inspired by sponsor Tradewind Voyages' Icons of the Caribbean cruise.   

And you could win a copy of Ainsley’s Caribbean Kitchen. Delicious feelgood cooking from the sunshine islands and all the recipes from the major TV series. Ainsley Harriott is nothing short of a cookery legend; a pioneer in quick and easy home cooking, he has hosted some of the UK’s most popular culinary series. Enjoy the flavour-packed food of the Caribbean with Ainsley as he rediscovers the food of his family’s heritage in over 80 varied and exciting recipes.  

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Recipe: Tilapia in chorizo salsa and saffron sauce

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4


4 Pieces of tilapia fillet (approx. 150g per piece)

Chorizo salsa

  • 40g chorizo
  • 1 large tomato – diced into small pieces
  • ½ cup shallots – finely diced
  • ½ garlic clove – minced
  • 1 tsp capers
  • 1 sprig parsley – roughly chopped
  • 5ml lime juice

Saffron cream

  • 1 cup shallots – finely diced
  • 100ml white wine
  • ½ garlic clove – minced
  • 150ml cream
  • 100ml fish stock
  • 1 pinch saffron


Pan sear tilapia and finish in oven depending on size

Chorizo salsa

Dice the chorizo into small pieces and sauté until caramelised.

Add the onion and wait 30 seconds, then add the garlic and cook until onions are soft.

Remove the chorizo mix from the heat and add capers, tomato, and parsley.

Season with salt, pepper and a splash of lime juice.

Saffron cream

Sautee aromatics and add wine to deglaze – reduce until dry.

Add stock and cream and reduce by half.

Add saffron and season.

Sauce should always be served aerated if possible.

Ainsley’s Caribbean KitchenHow to win a copy of 'Ainsley's Caribbean Kitchen'

Love jerk chicken or curry goat, there are so many mouth-watering Caribbean dishes to choose from.

Simply add a comment at the end of this page to tell us about a Caribbean dish you have enjoyed and where.

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  • JulieAAA
    3 months ago
    I don't think I've ever eaten Caribbean food, but I'd love to try it some time.
  • KimMurray
    3 months ago
    Have tried curried goat, my husband worked in Leicester when we were first married and brought a portion home from a local shop - didn't think I'd like it but it was really nice , would definitely have it again x
  • GoldieNotOldie
    3 months ago
    I’ve only visited the Caribbean once on a week’s holiday to Antigua but absolutely loved the experience and enjoyed many tasty dishes – largely delicious, amazingly fresh fish (watched the fishing boats moor up right outside the restaurant with their early evening catch) and served with various spicy/fruity creole sauces and the ubiquitous rice and peas. Now I like rice, and I like peas (the Birds Eye frozen variety) but hate the combination of those two on a plate. But the Caribbean dish of ‘rice and peas’ is a misnomer with dried beans and other tasty flavourings so I was pleasantly surprised.

    One other memorable meal experience was a Caribbean style burger with fresh pineapple topping at Sweet T’s – a day-glo brightly coloured (purple, shocking pink, lime green) wooden shack roadside eatery and ice cream parlour on the main road in Falmouth near to English Harbour. Cheap and cheerful and where all the locals go – the telephone was constantly ringing with orders and a steady stream of cars coming to collect. Our tasty burger was followed by a delicious locally made ice cream – a huge range of tropical flavours such as rum and raisin, mango, coconut (we tried a few over the course of our stay!) and a particular favourite of mine – lime sherbet!

    Can’t wait to return some day!
  • GypsyWanderer
    3 months ago
    Conch fritters. Delicious. The only place I have found them is in the Caribbean, sitting in a small fresh fish restaurant, a table on the beach, the sea almost kissing my sand covered toes. Perfect.
    3 months ago
    Coquito Cheesecake (Coconut Rum Cheesecake)
    This is a delightful finish to any meal, the cinnamon and nutmeg flavours in the cheesecake sneak subtly onto the tongue. I has this at a friends house and had to have the recipe before I left.
  • Petesam
    3 months ago
    Sound lovely , off to give it a try !
  • Woofles
    3 months ago
    There were so many wonderful things to eat in the Caribbean, I’d love to be able to create some at home for my family who have never been to that area of the world.
  • philatel
    3 months ago
    I haven't been to the Caribbean or eaten any of the food but it looks delicious when I see Ainsley cooking dishes on the TV. Would love to win the book and try cooking some for myself.
  • Ozdevon
    3 months ago
    I do not cook many (if any) Caribbean dishes so this may encourage me!
  • Ayesha
    3 months ago
    To win the cookbook what a wonderful reminder of our time in the Caribbean!
  • you
    3 months ago
    My granddaughter will go to university next year...... This cookbook would be a little gift to put into her 'uni-box'.
  • Move
    3 months ago
    Not had any but would love to cook some wearing my most colourful shirt
  • JoeGr
    3 months ago
    Not had a lot of Caribbean food but I've enjoyed jerk chicken & rice & peas a few times at places around the UK
  • AmyBee
    3 months ago
    I've tried various things from curries with rice and peas to fried fish and Johnny Cakes. I like spice but not too much heat and try to avoid too many fried foods.I enjoy fried plantain, it goes well with bacon. It's simple but it's like confirt food.
  • Cate65
    3 months ago
    Flying fish cutters and fish cakes in Barbados are my favourites, cannot wait until we can get back to the sunshine
  • obag
    3 months ago
    Never had Caribbean food, would love to try.
  • malkwin2
    3 months ago
    Saltfish and ackee - my favourite breakfast when in Jamaica ;o)
  • Hardyplant
    3 months ago
    I think the only Caribbean dish I've ever eaten was curried goat with rice and peas, which I really enjoyed. I didn't have it in the Caribbean but as a take-away bought earlier this year from the Sea Cafe Coffee Shop at Walmer, near Deal, Kent) and eaten outside at a picnic table not far from the Lifeboat Station. Brilliant value at £10.