Dive into the vibrant flavors of the Caribbean with our Guadeloupean Blaff de Poisson, a tantalizing dish featuring delicate poached fish immersed in a fiery, aromatic broth. This traditional Creole delicacy bursts with the zest of lime, the warmth of Scotch bonnet peppers, and the earthiness of thyme, creating a symphony of tastes that transport you straight to the sun-kissed shores of Guadeloupe. Served alongside fluffy white rice or crispy fried plantains, this dish is a celebration of island life, where every spoonful is an invitation to savor the richness of Caribbean culinary heritage.


  • 4 fillets of white fish (such as tilapia, snapper, or cod)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup fish or vegetable broth
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 Scotch bonnet peppers, seeded and thinly sliced (adjust according to spice preference)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish
  • Cooked white rice or fried plantains for serving


1- Rinse the fish fillets under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels. Season both sides of the fillets with salt and pepper. Set aside.

2- In a large pot, combine the water, fish or vegetable broth, sliced onion, minced garlic, diced tomatoes, sliced Scotch bonnet peppers, lime juice, white vinegar, and thyme leaves. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil over medium-high heat.

3- Once the broth is boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

4- Carefully add the seasoned fish fillets to the simmering broth. Make sure the fillets are submerged in the broth.

5- Poach the fish in the broth for about 8-10 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.

6- Once the fish is cooked, remove the pot from the heat. Taste the broth and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.

7- To serve, carefully transfer the fish fillets to serving plates or bowls. Ladle some of the spicy broth over the fish.

8- Garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley leaves for a burst of color and flavor.

9- Serve the Guadeloupean Blaff de Poisson hot, accompanied by cooked white rice or fried plantains on the side.

Enjoy your taste of the Caribbean with this flavorful and aromatic dish!

Nutritional Values :

White Fish Fillets (4 fillets, approximately 4 oz each):

  • Calories: 100-150 kcal per fillet
  • Protein: 20-25 grams per fillet
  • Fat: 1-5 grams per fillet
  • Carbohydrates: 0 grams

benefits : : Rich in high-quality protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart health, brain function, and overall well-being.

Onion (1 medium):

  • Calories: 40 kcal
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 10 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams

benefits : Contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Onions also provide fiber, which supports digestive health.

Garlic (4 cloves):

  • Calories: 16 kcal
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 4 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams

benefits : Known for its antibacterial and antiviral properties, garlic may help boost the immune system and reduce the risk of common illnesses. It also contains compounds that may lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol levels

Tomatoes (2 medium):

  • Calories: 50 kcal
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 10 grams
  • Fiber: 4 grams

benefits : Excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants like lycopene, which may help protect against certain cancers and promote heart health. Tomatoes are also hydrating and support skin health.

Scotch Bonnet Peppers (2 peppers):

  • Calories: 20 kcal
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 5 grams
  • Fiber: 1 gram

benefits : Packed with capsaicin, a compound that provides numerous health benefits, including pain relief, improved metabolism, and reduced inflammation. Scotch bonnet peppers also contain vitamins A and C.

Lime Juice (1/4 cup):

  • Calories: 8 kcal
  • Protein: 0 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 3 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams

benefits : Rich in vitamin C, lime juice supports immune function, collagen production, and iron absorption. It also provides antioxidants that help fight oxidative stress and inflammation.

White Vinegar (1/4 cup):

  • Calories: 4 kcal
  • Protein: 0 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 0 grams

benefits : May aid in digestion and help stabilize blood sugar levels. White vinegar also has antimicrobial properties and can be used for cleaning and disinfecting.

Thyme (2 teaspoons):

  • Calories: 4 kcal
  • Protein: 0 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 1 gram
  • Fiber: 1 gram

benefits : Contains antioxidants and antimicrobial compounds that may help boost the immune system and fight infections. Thyme also has anti-inflammatory properties and may improve respiratory health.

Please note that these values are approximate and can vary based on factors such as specific ingredients used and cooking methods. Additionally, the nutritional information does not include any additional ingredients used for garnish or serving, such as rice or plantains. If you require more precise nutritional information, you may consider using a nutritional calculator or consulting with a registered dietitian.


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