Fatima’s Pickled fish recipe




10-15 pieces of fish ( I’m using hake)
6 / 8 large onions chopped into rings
1 cup of water
1 cup of vinegar
5 bay leaves
Some peppercorns
Coriander seeds
1/2 cup of sugar
2 tsp of salt
2 tablespoons of masala
2 teaspoons of turmeric
Some cake flour

You may use pickled fish masala


Season fish with 1 tsp of salt and fish masala and some turmeric or packo masala , dip the seasoned fish in a little cake flour and then fry in shallow oil about two minutes on each side depending on thickness of fish .place in a big bowl and put aside .

In a medium sized pot on high heat add a cup of water and a cup of vinegar , five bay leaves and some peppercorns ,2 teaspoons of turmeric and 2 tbsps of fish masala or packo masala ( pickle fish masala you may use ) and 1and a 1/2 tsp of salt . Bring to the boil and add six to eight onions that has been chopped/ ringed onions … Add half a cup of sugar . Simmer for 8 minutes until all the flavours has infused into onions . Take off heat and pour over the fish in a bowl … Wait to cool . Cover and place in fridge until ready to eat . Enjoy.

Tip – Do not cook onions for too long or fry them , this is a pickle , meaning the onion should still have a tiny bit of crunch to it .


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