Pickled fish is an Easter tradition

The spirit of the pickled fish tradition is as alive as the aromatic smell of masala

On Good Friday many Capetonians indulge in pickled fish oblivious as to where the tradition originates from. Some say they simply follow the accepted custom because it was passed down by their parents. Others prepare this delicacy because they consider eating meat on Good Friday as “unholy”. Whatever the reason, the spirit of the pickled fish tradition is as alive as the aromatic smell of masala, spices and fried fish that fill numerous homes.

Pickled Fish Recipe (Serves 4)
Courtesy of the Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market

400g - 500g hake, kabeljou or any other firm white fish available
2t (10ml) Seasoned Sea Salt
2T (30ml) flour
Canola oil
2 onions, finely sliced into rings
½ cup (125ml) water
½ cup (125ml) cider or white wine vinegar
1t (5ml) turmeric
1t (5ml) Seasoned Sea Salt
1 x 200ml Yogurt with 1T curry mix
Fresh coriander

Cut the fish into bite sized pieces and season with salt. Heat oil in a frying pan, coat the fish in flour and fry for about ten minutes or until cooked. Set aside. Combine the onions, vinegar, water, turmeric and salt in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Place cooled fish in a deep casserole or large jar and pour the sauce over. Refrigerate for 24 hours. Serve with curried yoghurt and fresh coriander.

Or, for those with a sweet tooth, try the pickled fish atop some delicious hot cross buns.

The Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market is situated on the corner of Adam Tas and Oude Libertas in picturesque Stellenbosch. Open every Saturday 09:00-14:00. For more info, call +27 (0)21 886 8514.

To find out more about some of Cape Town’s most amazing markets, visit Best of Cape Town.

For more things to whip up in the kitchen check out our recipe section and for updates on happenings in and around Cape Town be sure to subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn and check out our Pinterest boards for updates.

Thu
H:25°
L:14°
Fri
H:27°
L:14°
Sat
H:26°
L:15°
Sun
H:25°
L:15°
Mon
H:28°
L:16°
Tue
H:25°
L:16°
Wed
H:25°
L:15°
Varsity Cup Rugby Matches in Cape Town and StellenboschFNB Varsity Cup Rugby Fixtures in the ...

Don’t miss exciting games in Stellenbosch and Cape Town as the tournament ...

ABSA Cape Epic MTB Challenge Cycle RaceBubbles and Breakfast at Bosman Family ...

Cheer on the Absa Cape Epic cyclists while kicking back with a glass of ...

Cape Quarter Antiques and Flea MarketsThe Antiques & Collectables Market in ...

Head to the Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village for this monthly Friday antique ...

ABSA Cape Epic MTB Challenge Cycle RaceAbsa Cape Epic MTB Stage Race: Grand ...

Watch the fight for first place and celebrate the whole lot of endurance ...

ABSA Cape Epic MTB Challenge Cycle RaceAbsa Cape Epic MTB Stage Race: The ...

See 1200 of the globe’s best mountain bikers race against time for a starting ...

The Night Harvest in Hout Bay The Night Harvest BMX & MTB Competition ...

Burgeoning International and local adrenaline junkies on two wheels whiz around ...

Stardust new venueStardust Restaurant & Dinner Theatre in ...

The theatrical dining experience that not only facilitates a roaring good time ...

Aaldering Luxury Lodges LandscapeAaldering Luxury Lodges in Stellenbosch

A five-star pocket of privacy and peace in the heart of the Cape Winelands

TRIVIA

image description

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips