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It’s that time of year when pickled fish comes back into play. This is Spar Savour magazine’s take on how to make the perfect pickled fish


    • 700g SPAR prime frozen hake fish fillets
    • ¼ cup of SPAR flour
    • 1 Tbsp curry spice
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • SPAR sunflower oil for shallow frying

Perfect Pickled Fish


  • 3 Tbsp SPAR sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp SPAR Freshline finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp roasted masala
  • 2 bay or lemon leaves
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 cup SPAR white spirit vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • 3-4 Tbsp SPAR sugar
  • 2 Tbsp SPAR apricot jam
  • 3 large SPAR Freshline onions, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp corn flour mixed with 1 Tbsp of water


  • Take the fish pieces and dust with the flour, curry powder and season with salt and pepper.
  • Toss it around a bit so the fish is covered.
  • Heat the oil and shallow fry the fish in a large frying pan, about 3 minutes on each side. Put it aside on draining paper.
  • Next, in a large pot, heat the oil and add the spices. Cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant then add the vinegar, water, sugar, jam and onions and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Next, add the cornflour slurry and mix well.
  • Add the fish to a bowl and pour the pickling liquid over.
  • Allow to cool and cover the bowl or container and store in the fridge overnight or for a few days to result in perfect pickled fish.

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