Big Friendly has just updated meganshead and while it looks exactly the same, it seems faster, neater and friendlier for me to use. I have to say, as a virtual illiterate when it comes to understanding how anything computerese works, I am the luckiest fish to have Big Friendly. I love having a blog, and writing my stuff. I do find it totally hilarious that my most popular post ever is still snoek braai! You never can tell what people are going to need you for!
Tag: Snoek braai
Cousin Alan has been in town and we promised him our famous Snoek braai but only managed to get it together yesterday; cousin Alan is leaving today. Of course, big Friendly and I are not allowed to even say the B(raai) word, because every time we suggest it the Cape wind picks up and it becomes impossible to execute. Yesterday it went a step further, and it literally bucketed down. But we were onward and forward regardless, and the results were wolfed down with glee. But here is Big Friendly doing a McGyver with braai and brolly.
On Saturday I made a last minute dash to the fish shop and most of the fancy stuff was already sold out. Big Friendly is generally not a fan of bony fish, but it was a choice of Blue Nose, which was huge and very dense and very expensive, or Snoek. My jaw almost fell off when the fish was weighed; a whole filleted Snoek cost less than R20. So it was back home to get Big Friendly to dump the charcoal on the braai. I made the number one, best, most delicious marinade for that Snoek and here is the recipe.
Snoek marinade for the Braai
Take a third of a tin of Koo smooth apricot jam and mix in a couple of cloves of crushed garlic, a table spoon of best olive oil, a big splash of Kikoman soya sauce, and the juice of one lemon. Put a slash of Tabasco in and season with salt and pepper. Smear all over the fish and leave in the fridge until the fire is ready. Then braai until the sauce gets brown and sticky and bubbly. That is it. The best.