One theory of the term blaff is that when a freshly caught fish is thrown into the poaching liquid it makes the sound ‘blaff’. Unprovable as a linguistic theory, but very plausible. This is one of the most characteristic dishes of the French islands.
In a large, shallow dish combine 6tablespoons of the lime juice, the pounded pepper, 3cloves of crushed garlic, salt, and water. Add the fish and a little more water, if necessary, to cover. Marinate fo