Snoek Curry

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Snoek Curry 

The Cape Malays have been serving snoek curry for years and this dish with the addition of apricot jam is a taste sensation that will have you coming back for more.

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Yield: 6
  • 1 kg unsalted snoek, sliced

  • 5 ml salt

  • 2 ml pepper

  • juice of ½ lemon

  • oil for frying

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 12.5 ml curry powder

  • 5 ml turmeric

  • 10 ml flour

  • 250 ml water

  • 2 allspice berries

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 5 ml vinegar

  • 20 ml sugar

  • 15 ml smooth apricot jam

  1. Season snoek with salt and pepper, sprinkle with lemon juice and set aside while making the curry sauce

  2. Heat a little oil in a saucepan and sauté onion and garlic

  3. Add curry powder and turmeric and mix well

  4. Sprinkle flour over mixture and stir in

  5. Add water and bring to the boil, stirring

  6. Reduce heat to low and add snoek, allspice and bay leaf

  7. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes

  8. Mix vinegar, sugar and apricot jam and add to saucepan

  9. Simmer another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, add more salt and pepper if necessary

  10. Serve at once on boiled rice.


Leftover cooked snoek can be used instead of unsalted snoek. Make curry sauce, simmer for 15 minutes, then add snoek.

Category: Entrée

Cuisine: Cape Malay

Sub-Category: Curry

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