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Brenda’s Pickled Fish Recipe

Brenda’s Picked Fish

Brenda’s Pickled Fish Recipe

Thanks to Brenda C for sharing her recipe to her delicious pickIed fish.

Brenda told members of our Facebook Group, “I use this recipe for the pickle fish. I used 2 kg of fresh white fillet and skinned  fish. Cut the fish into suitable  pieces. Make a batter of your choice and lightly fry the fish, then set it aside for later use.”

  • Author: Brenda C
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: Moderate
  • Cuisine: South African



For Sauce

  • 2 T olive oil
  • 5 large onions cut into rings
  • Fresh grated ginger
  • 4 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 5 tsp mild curry powder 
  • 3 tsp turmeric
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 6 bay leaves 
  • 1 tsp whole black pepper corns
  • 1 tsp cumin powder 
  • 1 litre white vinegar 
  • 300 grams sugar 
  • Sea salt to taste 
  • Lemon juice to add flavour
  • Fresh Coriander for garnish and taste


  1. Gently sauté the onions in olive oil until translucent 
  2. Add ginger garlic and all the spices ,fry get let for a few minutes
  3. Add vinegar and sugar, stir until sugar is dissolved 
  4. Simmer for about 20 minutes, taste and add lemon juice to if too sweet 
  5. Add more salt to taste.
  6. Place a layer of cooked fish in a suitable dish, pour a little hot sauce over it until all the fish is covered, add coriander, let it cool then chill until ready to serve.


Keywords: pickled fish, fish

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