This pickled angel fish recipe is not just a tasty twist on a South African classic, but it happens to be a sustainable fish choice, too!

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Serves 14

2kg Angelfish
750ml verjuice
250ml white wine vinegar
150g sugar
1 tblsp sugar
2 tblsp curry powder
1 tsp salt
1 tblsp black peppercorns
1 tblsp coriander seeds
4 onions sliced
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
100g ginger root, thinly sliced
6 bay leaves
2 red chillies, finely chopped
25g flour
6 courgettes
500ml plain yoghurt
30g coriander

Cut the fish into 5cm cubes. Season the fish with salt and pepper, and fry in a pan in hot oil. Remove from the pan and keep to one side. Heat some oil in a large saucepan. Add the coriander seeds and bay leaves and fry for 30 sec. Add the onions, chillies, ginger and garlic and fry until they begin to soften. Add the flour, curry powder and turmeric and fry for 30 sec. Pour in the white wine vinegar, water and sugar and bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer for 10 min. Remove from the heat. Place the fish in a glass or stainless steel dish and pour over the hot marinade. Leave to cool and then refrigerate. Slice the courgettes lengthways into broad noodles with a vegetable peeler.

Finely chop the coriander and add it to the yoghurt, season with salt and pepper. Arrange a pile of courgette ribbons in the middle of a plate and place a piece of pickled fish on top of the vegetables. Spoon a little of the marinade on top of the fish. Drizzle the yoghurt dressing around the outside the plate.


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