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Pickled fish

Prep Time:  20mins

Cooking Time:  45 mins

Serves: 6 people

Pickled fish day today.

Hi to all my home chefs here on the East Coast of Africa and all around this beautiful world we live in.   Boy oh boy have we got a recipe for you that will make your taste buds explode with delight.

Once tasked you will quickly pass this recipe on to all your friends and they will be your friends forever.

Just before we start I must tell you that I used to buy this fish delight from one of our largest retail stores in South Africa. But then the prices went up and it became too expensive for the man on the street, so I knew I had to do something. So I went on a mission to find the best recipe for pickled fish out and this is what I finally landed up with .......delicious!! And very easy on the pocked.

You can use Dorado (Mahi Mahi) Hake or Kingklip. My personal best is Dorado, but it might not always be available wherever you are.

OK enough.... let's start the ball rolling and gather our ingredients.


Okey Dokey time to gather all the ingredients for this great recipe,

Today I will using Dorado (AKA Mahi Mahi)

  • 800 g  Dorado  
  • 15 ml Oil 
  • Seasoned flour (flour with Atlantic Sea salt and White pepper)
  • 6 Bay Leaves 
  • 4 Onions sliced into rings
  • 375 ml Brown Vinegar
  •  250 ml Water 
  • 185 ml Sugar 
  • 15 ml Turmeric 
  • 45 ml Curry powder
  • 45 ml Corn Flour 
  • 5 ml Salt 
  • 10 Mixed Peppercorns 


Great, now that we have all the ingredients for this once tasted never forgotten pickled fish delight it's that time again..... wait for it:

                                             "Time to start... A...Cooking"

  • Cut your fish into rectangles approx. 70x30mm.
  • Dust with the seasoned flour and fry in hot oil until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove from the pan and set aside on absorbent paper.
  • Cook the onions (which, incidentally are very good for you) for 10 minutes in vinegar and water.
  • Add Bay Leaves, sugar, water, Turmeric,curry powder,Sea salt  and Mixed Peppercorns  and cook until soft.
  • Mix the corn flour with a little water and add to sauce mixture.
  •  Stir until well blended.
  •  Simmer uncovered until sauce thickens. 

Plating your Pickled Fish

There are a lot of ways to serve this great pickled fish dish:

  • With a various salads
  • Potato salad.
  • Pasta salad.
  • lettuce salad.
  • Greek salad.
  • Italian salad. 
  • Three bean salad.
  • Rice salad the list goes on and on I leave you to choose your salad.

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