A unique idea for an Easter dinner dish

For many, the Easter celebration is not complete without delicious food to bring the family together. There are also many food traditions associated with the Easter dinner such as tabling dishes using ham, chicken or lamb, but Granny Mouse Country House & Spa Culinary Artist, Kirstie du Toit says that this year she is going against the norm and creating a delightful Curry Fish dish for her Easter family get together.

She explains, “As the Chef in the family, I am always tasked with creating a spread for my family and this year I have opted for something slightly out of the ordinary that doesn’t take hours to cook”.

Here is how she is preparing her Curry Fish dish:


2kg                White Fish like hake, skin off and bones out, cut into large cubes

125ml           Cooking Oil

6                    Onions, Cut into Thin Rings

4                    Garlic Cloves, Crushed and Finely Chopped

750ml           White Vinegar

3Tbsp           Curry Powder

10ml             Turmeric

1tsp              Salt

5                    Star Anise

60ml             Fresh Ginger, Grated and Chopped Finely

375ml           White Sugar

100ml           Water

4                    Bay leaves


  1. In a large pot, sauté off the onions, garlic and ginger with the oil over a low heat. You don’t want to brown the onion mix.
  1. Now you will add the curry powder, star anise and bay leaves and cook this out. Add a little water to ensure that your spices don’t burn. This will give it a bitter taste. (Allow about 2 minutes cooking time)
  1. Then turn your attention to the fish. Coat the fish in the turmeric and add to the pot, give it a good stir so that all the ingredients are mixed well and the fish is coated.
  1. Add the water, vinegar and sugar and turn up the heat so the liquid starts to boil. Let it boil until the fish is cooked through.
  1. Add salt to taste.
  1. Bottle the food when warm or keep in an airtight container until use.
  1. If the mix is too watery for your liking you can add a mix of 2 Tbsp Corn flour and 3Tbsp water to the pot when the fish is fully cooked, but remember to stir it continuously to make sure that it does not stick to the bottom of the pot.

Enjoy with some fresh bread or crackers and enjoy! Happy Easter.



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