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  • Braai-ing fresh fish

    Now that you have learnt how to clean a fresh fish, the next step is learning how to cook it #NutsandBolts4Breakfast Come and speak to us at Randburg Midas for all your fishing and outdoor needs. A truly Capetonian fish-braai-recipe What is truly South African? A braai! What is a truly Capetonian braai? A snoek braai. Jan Braai, the man behind National Braai Day, celebrated on Heritage Day, September 24th, shares with us his snoek braai recipe. What is snoek? It is one of the Cape’s most popular exports, growing up to 200cm in size. Snoek forms schools near the bottom or midwater, and prefers water between 13° and 18°C. Although it’s a treat to buy this fish fresh, snoek freezes well and is available all year round. Snoek can be baked, poached, fried or smoked, but the traditional way to serve it is grilled over the coals with boiled sweet potatoes. Where can you buy the fish? In Cape Town snoek can be purchased at most working harbours, including, Kalk Bay harbour, Hout Bay harbour or Granger Bay harbour. Snoek can also be found at Texies in Seapoint and at Texies by the Cape Town station. In season, fresh snoek is also available at many local supermarkets. But let’s hand the word over to the braai-master, Jan Braai. “Once you have mastered what follows below it stands to reason that you will experiment and develop your own special way of braaing snoek using this as a foundation.” Ingredients 1 fresh snoek Olive oil Salt Pepper 150 ml apricot jam 100 ml butter or olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 4 chopped garlic cloves 25ml soy sauce (optional) 50 – 100 ml white wine (optional) Dash of chili sauce (optional) Method 1. When you buy your snoek, ask for it to be cleaned and for the head and tail to be cut off. 2. When starting the actual snoek braai process at home, wash the snoek under cold running water. 3. Now the snoek needs to be dried. This can be done in one of three ways: By hanging it in a cool area with a draft blowing over it. Hanging up a snoek is not always easy if you don’t live in a fisherman’s village on the West Coast so an easy way of hanging the snoek to dry is by already putting it in the grid that you…

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  • What do you guys think about the new Ford F-150?

    What do you guys think about the new Ford F-150? Some will not be happy with the V6 turbo replacing the V8…Like if you want to see this car coming to S.A!

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