Durban Middlecut Fish Curry

durban middlecut tinned fish curry recipe

Middlecut is made from Mackerel, a striped fish that contains lots of Omega 3 & 6 oils, as well as a list of other vitamins and minerals. This great-tasting and healthy fish is absolutely fantastic in a Durban Fish Curry.

Middlecut is also different to the tinned pilchards which are widely used in Durban Tinned Fish Curry, in that it is mostly canned in salted water, as compared to the tomato of chilli sauce of the tinned pilchards.

This absolutely delicious recipe by Aunty Maurine is a healthy, tasty and enjoyable family treat that will surely become a family favourite.




  • Middlecut Tinned Fish
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Masala (add Masala to taste)
  • 1 x Medium Onion (Thinly Sliced)
  • 2 x Jam Tomatoes (Chopped)
  • 2 x Green Chillies (Sliced long ways)
  • Garlic & Ginger Paste (to taste)
  • Boiled Eggs (Sliced, as many or as little as you like)


  • Cover the base of your pot with oil
  • Add masala, tumeric powder, green chillies
  • Add salt,  fry onions till golden brown and soft
  • Add the chopped tomato, cook till soft
  • Clean the Middlecut tined fish
  • When the tomato is cooked, add in tinfish, ginger n garlic & mix (Cook for a few minutes)
  • Remove from the stove (Mix without breaking up the Middlecut
  • Optional add sliced boiled eggs to tinfish 
  • Serve with roti, rice or whatever makes you happy


Keywords: Middlecut, Tinned Fish, Durban Curry, Healthy