Cape Malay-Style pickled fish

Cooking Time:25 minutes, plus chilling time
Prep Time:15 minues

Ingredients

  • flour, for dusting
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 kg kingklip, butterflied, or deep-sea hake fillets, cut into portions
  • 300 g sugar
  • 1 ltr white vinegar
  • 1 tsp whole cumin or cumin powder
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander seeds, toasted & crushed
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp Tumeric
  • 5 tsp mild curry powder
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 5 onions, cut into thin rings
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil, to drizzle

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Cooking Instructions

  1. In a stainless-steel saucepan over a medium heat, add 1 T oil and, when hot, gently sauté the onion until translucent. Add the ginger, garlic and spices and fry gently for a few minutes, or until fragrant.
  2. Add the vinegar and sugar and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Simmer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, dust the fish with the seasoned flour and pat off any excess.
  3. Heat 1 T oil in a heavy-based frying pan and, when hot, fry the fish until golden but still succulent.
  4. Place a layer of fish in a deep sterile glass or non-metallic container and pour a little of the hot sauce over it, to cover. Continue layering fish and sauce until all the fish is covered. Cool, then chill until ready to serve. 

 

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Snowflake Cake Wheat Flour 1Kg
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Black Pepper & Sea Salt Set
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Bay Leaves 3g
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Turmeric 55g
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