Soy, apricot and chilli-spiced snoek

Change up the familiar butter-and-apricot-glaze snoek by adding soy sauce for an umami punch and a rich caramelised result. Braai or bake – it’s up to you.

Less than 45 minutes

Serves 4-6 

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Ingredients:

  • 10 lemon slices, for cooking and serving 
  • 1 (800g) PnP frozen braai snoek, defrosted 
  • Salt and milled pepper 
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) butter 
  • ¼ cup (60ml) soy sauce or tamari 
  • ¼ cup (60ml) smooth apricot jam 
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) lemon juice 
  • 1 tsp (5ml) chilli flakes 
  • Microgreens and fresh coriander, for serving

Method 

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C or prepare medium-hot coals on the fire. 
  2. Arrange a layer of lemon slices on a foil-lined baking tray or braai grid and top with snoek. 
  3. Season fish lightly. 
  4. Melt butter, soy sauce, jam, lemon juice and chilli in a saucepan, whisking to make sure it’s smooth. 
  5. Brush fish lightly with sauce, reserving some for basting. 
  6. Bake or braai for 20-25 minutes, basting every 4-5 minutes. 
  7. Serve fish hot with lemon slices, garnished with microgreens and coriander.

 

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