Apricot and orange-glazed snoek

Zola's Kitchen Studio
6 servings Prep: 5 mins, Cooking: 10 mins
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A sweet citrus glazed snoek done on the braai, a truly South African dish to enjoy this summer.

By Independent Contributor October 27 2022
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Ingredients (8)

1/4 cup smooth apricot jam
juice of 1 orange
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp fresh ginger — grated
1 garlic clove — minced
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp fresh parsley
700 g whole snoek — butterflied
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In a saucepan, combine the apricot jam, orange juice, lemon juice, ginger, garlic and butter. Simmer over medium heat until the butter is melted. Stir in the chopped parsley. Set aside half of the glaze to serve with the snoek.

Brush some of the remaining glaze onto the flesh of the snoek, then place it on a hinged braai grid. With the snoek flesh-side down, place the grid over medium coals for 6 minutes.

Carefully turn over, then brush with more of the glaze while cooking for another 6 minutes. Alternatively, roast the snoek in the oven at 200 ºC for 20 minutes, basting with the glaze halfway through. Serve the remaining glaze on the side.

Recipe extract from Zola Nene’s new cookbook, Simply Seven Colours, published by Penguin Random House South Africa.  Apricot and orange-glazed snoek

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