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South African Fish Dish: Snoek

South African Fish Dish: Snoek

The Snoek fish, which has a special position in the region's culinary and cultural legacy, is used in this traditional recipe. When Snoek is perfectly grilled, the flavorful marinade of apricot jam, soy sauce, and aromatic spices transforms it into a delicious treat.

The history of Snoek dates back to antiquity and is entwined with the extensive marine heritage of the coastal communities of South Africa. The Snoek fish (Thyrsites atun), which is native to the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean, has long been a crucial resource for local fishermen, supporting entire families and villages. The original Khoisan people, who were among the first settlers on the Cape, were aware of the quantity and nutritional importance of this silver-scaled fish.

Preparation Time

3o Minutes


Snoek Fish (cleaned and gutted)

Apricot Jam

Garlic (minced)

Olive Oil

Lemon juice

Ground black pepper


Dried thyme

Soy Sauce

Lemon slices



  • Mix the apricot jam, soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, ground black pepper, paprika, dried thyme, and a pinch of salt in a bowl.
  • Place the Snoek fish in a shallow dish; pour the marinade over it to coat it well.
  • Cover the fish and place it in a refrigerator for about 2 hours.
  • Remove the Snoek fish from the marinade and place it on a preheated grill.
  • Grill each side of the fish for about 8 minutes.
  • Remove and place the grilled Snoek on a plate.
  • Garnish with the lemon slices and serve.