Gooseberry Sauce To Go With Snoek

Make this gooseberry sauce to go with any oily fish, such as snoek.

Gooseberry Sauce

We eat a lot of snoek as it is a locally sourced, and sustainable fish. This is usually caught by hand line off the west coast of the Western Cape, South Africa. Snoek needs something to accompany it. We do not use jam when we braai snoek. It is a common way of preparing the fish for a braai, but not one that we enjoy. In order to get the sweet, tart taste needed for this oily fish, I make a gooseberry sauce. It is an easy, quick and simple sauce to make.

More About This Meal

To read more about snoek, click here. A braai is better known around the world as a barbecue (or for my Aussie friends, a barby). Gooseberries must be one of the easiest plants to grow. Next time you buy fresh gooseberries just leave one to get very ripe. Then dig a small hole where you would like the plant to go and squeeze the seeds into the hole. Cover it up, water and watch your gooseberry bush flourish.

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Gooseberry Sauce

Recipe Category: Sauces
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 125 g gooseberries cut in half
  • 5 g butter
  • 5 mls fructose
  • 15 mls balsamic reduction


  • melt the butter, just to get the bottom of your pan slightly 'oiled'
  • add the gooseberries and as soon as they start cooking, add the sugar and vinegar
  • reduce until you get a sticky, thick consistency

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