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Offline Michael Alexander

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Snoek on the Braai!
« on: July 02, 2009, 10:50:00 PM »
I feel like doing a snoek on the coals sometime, here;s the recipe I intend to follow.... like the Tabasco part...

"Take a third of a tin of Koo smooth apricot jam and mix in a couple of cloves of crushed garlic, a table spoon of best olive oil, a big splash of Kikoman soya sauce, and the juice of one lemon. Put a slash of Tabasco in and season with salt and pepper. Smear all over the fish and leave in the fridge until the fire is ready. Then braai until the sauce gets brown and sticky and bubbly. That is it. The best."

anyone got a better recipe ?
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Re: Snoek on the Braai!
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2009, 07:29:40 AM »
Good recipe!  Remember to baste with the sauce regularly!  Oh and nothing better than fresh farm bread with the snoek!
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Re: Snoek on the Braai!
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009, 08:06:32 AM »
mmmh! Now if only we had a farm nearby....

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Re: Snoek on the Braai!
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2009, 10:48:11 AM »
Yes Bertie, where can we get fresh farm bread from...........???????????


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Re: Snoek on the Braai!
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2009, 05:09:03 PM »
You guys are lucky - about 20 km to the North of you - behind the station on "papegaai berg" in Stellenbosch.  As you come in to Stellenbosch from Strand side, take the Station turn-off to the left (or the robot just before that, they join up), follow that road to the west, and turn right at the "Libertas Amphitheater" (across from the old Western Province Cellars) - drive up the hill to the graveyard and turn right at funny circle, further along that road you'll see the cars parked (not the market at the theater, it is higher up the hill!!!).  Every Saturday morning from 9am to I think 2pm, there's a huge farmer's market.  Excellent produce.... Best rye bread ever as well, but be early, the hot breads go fast!!!
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Re: Snoek on the Braai!
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2009, 05:17:42 PM »
Mmmh! Bertie..... The Dentist who knew too much!  hehehehe!... Bertie, there is a padstal tussen Stellenbosch and Paarl.... that has the most amazing pies and Cabanossi.... I can't remember the name though... more towards Paarl by the Lion Plek!

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Re: Snoek on the Braai!
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2009, 05:48:16 PM »
Wiesenhof? or maybe Simondium?
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Re: Snoek on the Braai!
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2009, 06:14:55 PM »
Michele has just informed me... that it is called the POT Belly....

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Re: Snoek on the Braai!
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2009, 07:15:51 PM »
We've also been there and their food is very good. The Pot Belly is situated just outside Klapmuts on the Stellenbosch road
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Re: Snoek on the Braai!
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2009, 08:07:24 PM »
Thanks for the info Bertie, we will certainly try it out it sounds good
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Re: Snoek on the Braai!
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2009, 10:41:20 PM »
Fish  is fish to me ..  best done in  a light marinade and brushing of lemon and  olive oil / butter ..  a bit of garlic  for  zest  if so prefered .. but  to smother in jam >> ???  just not my scene .. just like crayfish thermidore ..  Crayfish  smothered in cheese ??  duh ..wheres the pleasure of that  ever so different meat ... and yes at a hrrendus cost nowadays ... even fish is not  "  cheap " anymore ..
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Re: Snoek on the Braai!
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2009, 02:47:45 AM »
True, Sandy.  I also prefer not to soak my meat/fish/whatever in sauces or marinades long before braaiing.  I believe you should taste the fish/meat, not the sauce.
So, even if I do the jam snoek, I only baste it when on the coals, and cook it for few minutes only - after all, fish is cooked in very short time and should not be overcooked.
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Re: Snoek on the Braai!
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2009, 09:53:49 AM »
The only drawback to Snoek, is all those blerrie bones....
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Re: Snoek on the Braai!
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2009, 05:35:11 PM »
If it's a decent snoek the bones should be quite big and easy to remove.  Are you sure it wasn't some geelvis from the river?  image19
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Re: Snoek on the Braai!
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2009, 10:08:44 PM »
I always refer to  snoek as one of the  vengeful fish ,,  its almost as though saying .. " mm you want  to eat  me , so  therefore i will hide bones in my flesh and try to choke you " //
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