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Silver Travel Cook Club – October 2021

Tradewind 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.

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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.

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