Shrimp blaff

Blaff is a preparation used mainly for cooking fish but it is also possible to adapt it to shellfish and other seafood. It consists of a mixture of lime juice, garlic, allspice and other local spices in which the shellfish are cooked.


For 6 servings:

  • 1.5 kg of shrimps
  • 4 feet of cives
  • 1 large onion
  • ½ clove garlic
  • 2 limes
  • Allspice (leaves or seeds or powder)
  • Pepper
  • Parsley
  • Thyme
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. In a plate, clean the prawns by removing the scales and the guts in the part at the top of the shrimp.
  2. Squeeze the lemon over the prawns and let them marinate in the lemon juice.
  3. In a saucepan, pour a drizzle of oil and add the onions cut into thin rings.
  4. Finely chop the cives spices, chilli, garlic and parsley.
  5. Pour about 20 cl of water into the pan.
  6. Add the previously chopped garlic and spices.
  7. Let cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Once boiling, add the shrimp tails and lemon juice to the mixture.
  9. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 5 minutes.
  10. Add the log in whatever form you have it.
  11. Leave to simmer again for 10 minutes, turning the prawns over so that they cook on both sides.
  12. Once the shrimp turn orange on both sides, it's ready.