So this is an age-old tradition that dates waayyy back to before our great great grandparents Pickled fish This seems compulsory over Easter, the same way boud¬†seems tradition on Eid. This is a recipe my grandmother passed on to my mother and she in turn passed it on to me Although this time round its been slightly altered.
The Ingelegde vis recipe usually calls for Yellow tail or Kabeljou ¬†(My husband doesnt like either one so I use Snoek)
2kg cleaned and cut snoek.
light season the fish with salt and pepper, fry in deep oil for approx 5 min on each side.
When that is done, drain and set aside.
In a big pot add 4 sliced onions, 2 cups brown vinegar, 5ml salt, 10ml curry powder (eg Cartwrights? Rajah etc), 5ml borrie (tumeric), 5ml chilli powder and bay leaves
Bring to boil then add store-bought pickled fish mix – its usually under R10 a pkt. Then let it simmer on medium heat for 5-10min.
Add the onion mix to the fish and let it stand for 1 day before eating.
The fish must ‘swim’ in the onion/vinegar mixture. If its not then boil another cup of vinegar with 1 sliced onion and some sugar, then add this the mixture.
Served best with buttered baked bread
Happy Easter and Happy Cooking
P.S Dont forget to give us feedback on the recipe
Drive Safe and Enjoy the long weekend