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!
- 1 whole snoek
- coarse salt
- 15 mls olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 30 mls 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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Ingredients for my snoek braai
- Snoek – this is a locally caught fish which is extremely sustainable as long as the local fishermen look after the resource. It resembles barracuta commonly found close to New Zealand and South America. I try and buy them when the catch is fresh and the fish is best used not frozen.
- Salt – I use salt sourced from the Kalahari Desert. It is very salty so my recipes accommodate this. Adjust seasoning to suit your palate for savoury dishes only.
- Olive oil – I use extra virgin cold pressed olive oil in my recipes. Be sure to store your olive oil in a dark container in a cupboard. Exposure to light could make it go rancid.
- Garlic – buy firm garlic cloves and use even if they sprout. If this really bothers you then plant the sprouted garlic and harvest your own.
- Mayonnaise – I have not used store bought mayonnaise for an extremely long time. It is so easy to make your own and the result is fantastic.
22 thoughts on “Snoek Braai Done Our Way With Mayonnaise”
Ours is totally different, use olive oil and lemon, but I’ll try yours next time.
Friday greets to Mister Dave.
Friday greets back – will add some lemon to the next one we braai!
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!
thanks for the visit!
OK…attempt number three…I tried to add you to my blogroll and my comment vanished…I feel SO stupid.
I have moments like that all the time! Have a good weekend 🙂
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