Turmeric Lemonade Battered Fish


I know it sounds strange, but believe me this really is amazing and it taste just as good with the turmeric exchanged for Aromat and the lemonade for beer. This recipe comes from my Uncle, Antonie Maritz (lovingly called Spyker by everyone) and as it's his secret recipe, I've been given the permission to shared it with everyone.

Spyker's advice: you have to gauge the mixture and use the right amount of both flour and liquid to give yourself a pancake-consistency. He doesn't add baking powder or any bicarb so the batter doesn't puff up too much, it beautifully envelopes the fish and the turmeric gives it a beautiful glow.





• fillets firm white fish (such as hake)
• 1 cup plain flour
• 1 cup lemonade
• 1 - 2 tsp turmeric
• 1/2 tsp salt

1. Mix wet and dry ingredients together. Mix well so no lumps are visible. It should be like pancake batter and a light yellow. Add more flour or lemonade if necessary (you can also add more turmeric if you want a brighter colour but be careful that turmeric does not overpower the fish)

2. Cover fish fillets completely and fry in shallow oil until golden brown. Drain on some kitchen paper and enjoy.

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