Snoek Braai Done Our Way With Mayonnaise

We love a snoek braai and for as many families that braai this fish, there must be as many recipes. Most of my friends use apricot jam, but we have a different way of doing things in our house. Here is our recipe – try it and enjoy!

Snoek Braai

Snoek Braai

Snoek Braai


  • 1 whole snoek
  • coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise


  • open the snoek so it is skin side down and cover the flesh with the coarse sea salt
  • leave for 20 minutes and then wash off
  • pat dry
  • mix together the olive oil, garlic and mayonnaise
  • brush this onto the flesh (if you have a really HUGE snoek, you may need more of the mixture)
  • braai flesh side down until the mayonnaise starts to melt
  • turnover and continue braaing until the fish is done

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  2. Ours is totally different, use olive oil and lemon, but I’ll try yours next time.
    Friday greets to Mister Dave.

  3. I wish you people would not talk about food when I am so hungry….that sounds really good…anything with garlic sounds good to me!

  4. This sounds awesome Tandy – i have never had anything but smoked snoek. Mental note – to get some next time i am in cape town xxx have a wonderful Friday t – enjoy your friends this evening xxx jan

    • fresh snoek is really lovely, and a very inexpensive fish so for a family it is a bargain! The evening was awesome, thanks xxxx

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