Ice Plant Leaf Snack

Use the freshest fish you can find for this elegant starter.

Serves 6

You will need:

17 oz fresh filleted firm white fish like snapper or grouper
half lemon, just the juice
6 medium lettuce leaves
6 ruby grapefruit segments
salt and white pepper, to taste
edible flowers, we used cucumber flowers

  1. Finely slice the fish fillets and dress with lemon juice.
  2. Season with white pepper and salt.
  3. Top the fresh lettuce leaves with a grapefruit segment each.
  4. Add some fine slices of marinated fish.
  5. Top with fresh edible flowers and serve immediately, encouraging guests to eat these by hand, taco style.

Production by Sven Alberding | Photography by Warren Heath | Recipes by Chef Kobus van der Merwe