Steamed, cured, baked or made into cakes… there is a fish recipe here to tickle anyone’s fancy. We bring you 10 of the best (3 of which are on the braai!).
Fish cakes with lemon caper aïoli
Cook’s note: These no-mash fish cakes are delicious as a light starter. You can also make small cakes (or even balls) to pass around on a platter with a large bowl of the aïoli for everyone to nibble on (double the fish cake quantities).
Braaied snoek with apricot glaze
Cook’s note: No public holiday in South Africa is ever going to sail by without a braai, and that braai is going to include a snoek done on the coals with apricot jam – or a family recipe involving apricots, spices (top secret) and maybe even a dash of chutney. Woolies’ whole snoek is cleaned and trimmed for your convenience, so all you have to do is pop it on the coals, like so …
Basil pesto-crusted fish
Cook’s note: “I came up with this recipe in Los Angeles when I was roped into helping a friend host a dinner party. The combination of candied ginger, cranberries, sultanas and clementines in the stuffing is nice and complements the flavour of the salmon beautifully.” – Siba Mtongana
Mackerel with warm vinegared potatoes
Sticky chilli smoked snoek
Braaied fish parcels with spicy coconut sauce and cucumber-and-fennel salad
Cook’s note: Take your fish to the next level by dipping it in an Asian-inspired sauce, then wrapping it in sheets of nori, followed by tinfoil, to make sure the fish stays nice and juicy. The look on everyone’s faces when you unwrap the foil at the table? Priceless.
Cheat’s lemon-and-dill crumbed salmon roast
Cook’s note: Hands down, this is the best roast you can whip up fast. Great for last-minute guests or a Friday-night treat after a long week.