Baked Snoek


Baked Snoek

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: frozen fish, snoek
Servings: 6
I found this lovely recipe by local food hero, @jennymorrischef on the @food24_sa website. It was a winner (and I'm a very inexperienced snoek cook)!
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  • 1 whole snoek about 2kg
  • 1 lemon
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the apricot and rosemary butter

  • 2 Tbsp fresh rosemary sprigs chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 50 g Turkish apricots finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 100 g butter softened

For the garnish

  • micro greens, fresh chopped chives and lemon wedges


  • Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Grease an oven tray large enough to hold the fish.
  • Place the fish, skin-side down, onto the oven tray. Squeeze the lemon juice onto the flesh, and season with a little salt and pepper.
  • Place all the ingredients for the apricot butter (except for the butter itself) into your food processor and chop finely. Then add the butter and blend together well.
  • Now spread half of the apricot butter onto the fish. Place the fish in the oven and bake for 25 mins or until opaque and cooked through.
  • Remove the fish from the oven, spread with the remaining apricot butter, and serve garnished with fresh micro herbs, chopped chives and lemon wedges.