Pickled Fish

Pickled Fish Recipe

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Pickled Fish Recipe

I first discovered this easy homemade pickled fish recipe when I moved down to Cape Town from Johannesburg. Pickled fish is a well-known dish enjoyed in the Western Cape over Easter and other religious holidays.

Pickled fish is easy to prepare and tasty. I love braaing snoek and consider myself being pretty good at it. Naturally, I get many requests for fish recipes and this pickled fish recipe is one of them.

It took me a while to perfect this pickled fish recipe and seeing that we have many friends from different cultures I tried out different recipes until I got the thumbs up from everyone who tried this recipe.

The time has come to publish this pickled fish recipe and I would love to know what you think of this pickled fish recipe. You can also take a snapshot and tag us on Instagram @cookingcatdotcom

Thanks and happy Easter and pickled fish eating.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 6


Calories: 92
Carbs: 3g
Fat: 6g
Protein: 5g

Cooking Times

15 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 15 Minutes
20 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 20 Minutes
35 min
Total Time
0 Hours and 35 Minutes




  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and sauté the onion until soft and glossy. Add the garlic, ginger, and spices and fry until fragrant
  2. Add the vinegar and sugar and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Simmer for 15 minutes
  3. Meanwhile, dust the fish pieces with the flour and share off any excess flour. In a separate saucepan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and fry the fish until slightly browned. Set aside and allow to cool. Add a layer of fish to a sterilized glass jar or plastic container. Pour a little of the hot sauce over until covered. Continue by layering the remaining fish and covering with the hot sauce, until all the fish is covered. Allow to cool, then serve. Enjoy!

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Fatima Sinder
I searched high and low for a pickled fish recipe with vinegar and am so happy I found this one. 5.00

Doreen September
Perfect pickled fish recipe. ❤️ 5.00

Nordine Hartwig
This is the best pickled fish recipe out there and in my opinion, the only way pickled fish should be prepared. Well done. 🐟 5.00

Lee Fitzgerald
This recipe was a hit at our Easter table!Will make it for sure in future again!🐥 5.00

Davone Alexander
Thanks for publishing this picked fish recipe. It is so hard to find a good pickled fish recipe on the Internet. I bookmarked this page and have a recipe now for every year. 5.00

Manisha Newman
The best-pickled fish recipe I have tried. Simply delicous. 5.00

Glaudine Mooiman
Very good pickled fish recipe. Thank you. We always eat picked fish over easter. 5.00

Roger Butterfield
Mesmerizing pickled fish recipe. A true taste from Cape Town. 5.00

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