With the Margaret River Gourmet Festival around the corner, featured chef Andre Chiang shares a delicious and beautiful recipe for you to try at home!


  • 100gr Mackerel fillet (skin on)

  • 50gr Pink radish

  • 1kg Heirloom tomatoes: mix of green zebra, beef steak tomatoes and cherry tomatoes

  • 200gr Small red onions (skin off)

  • 100gr Rosé wine vinegar

  • 50gr Sugar

  • 300ml Water

  • 5gr White peppercorn

  • 300ml Extra virgin olive oil

  • Bay leaf – 2 leaves

  • Thyme – 3 sprigs

  • Seasonal edible flowers (flowers petals and leaves)

  • Salt

  • Pepper


  • 1.

    Make the pickling liquid: in a casserole combine the champagne vinegar with sugar, water, white peppercorn, thyme and bay leaves. Bring it to a boil then, take the pickling liquid off heat.

  • 2.

    Add the small red onions into the liquid and leave it out in room temperature. Once cold, store the pickling liquid overnight in the fridge.

  • 3.

    Strain the ingredients out from the pickling liquid. Whisk in the olive oil to form the vinaigrette. Season to taste.

  • 4.

    Take the skin off from the heirloom tomatoes. Cut them into quarters and half the quarters.

  • 5.

    Torch the skin of the mackerel and cryovac the mackerel with 50 ml of pickling liquid.

  • Plating the Dish:

  • 1.

    Assemble the heirloom tomatoes in a plate.

  • 2.

    Put 2 table spoons of champagne vinaigrette in.

  • 3.

    On the top, assemble 3 slides of the mackerel and season with fleur de sel.

  • 4.

    Garnish with seasonal edible flowers.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 787kj
  • Fat Total 72g
  • Saturated Fat 10g
  • Protein 8g
  • Carbohydrate 30g
  • Sugar 21g
  • Sodium 1218mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Recipe from Andre Chiang who joins the celebrity chef line up at the inaugural Margaret River Gourmet Escape. Set against the stunning back drop of Western Australia’s remarkable South West region, the Margaret River Gourmet Escape showcases over 20 international and local food and wine experts at the ultimate in culinary adventure and will take place this November, from Thursday 22 to Sunday 25.

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