AUNTY MIEMIE’S PICKLED FISH
6 medium onions, sliced
Oil for frying
1 whole yellowtail, or any other Fish With A Story, filleted and cut into portions
30ml (2 tbsp) ground turmeric
15ml (1 tbsp) pickled fish spice
1 bay leaf, crushed
60ml (4 tbsp) medium curry powder 500ml (2 cups) sugar
200ml brown vinegar
1 Sauté the onions in oil over low heat. Add water occasionally so the onions don’t stick. 2 Salt the fish then coat in flour and shallow-fry in oil. 3 Mix the spices into the sugar. Add the vinegar. Add to the onions. 4 Cook for around 10 minutes to release the flavours. 5 In a large non-metal dish, layer the sauce and fried fish.
The flavour intensifies after a couple of days of pickling in the fridge. The fish will keep for 2-6 months in the fridge. Story, recipe and pictures courtesy of Abalobi.org
Abalobi is an isiXhosa word for fisher, and the name of an Africa-based social enterprise seeking to uplift smallscale fishing communities through the joint development of Technology for Good.
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