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Cape Malay Pickled Fish


South Africa has a few Easter traditions that are observed closely as the long weekend approaches. There are the more commercial ones such as the buying of Easter Eggs, Easter Bunnies and Hot Cross Buns. Then there are fun traditions such as Easter Egg hunts for the little ones. Other people celebrate this holiday by spending time in church commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Having lived in Cape Town for almost two decades, I came to love Pickled Fish, a delicacy enjoyed mostly during Easter. This dish is a labour of love and patience. While it doesn’t take too long to cook, you have to give the fish time to infuse the flavours that actually make the “pickled” in Pickled Fish. This takes about 2-3 days. So be sure to make it ahead if you wish to enjoy this dish over the Easter Long Weekend.  


Total Cook Time: 60 minutes

Prep Time –  15 minutes

Cook Time –  45 minutes

Feeds: 8

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