Fresh Tasty Snoek Braai

Fresh Tasty Snoek Braai. Fresh from the sea, is the best for this cold water fish. Glazed with sweat apricot jam and grilled on some coals.

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 35 min
  • Yield: 35 min


Two fresh snoek (fresh is best as the meat is firm, otherwise it goes soft to quickly)

Some apricot jam


Olive oil


salt and pepper


Have a braai that has formed coals.

Cut the snoek head and tail off and clean the gut out. Scale it.(or purchase the fish cleaned)

Leave the skin on for braaiing.

Make sure the grid is clean and baste the snoek with olive oil so that it doesn’t stick.

Make the marinade to baste the fish as it braais. Apricot jam with some melted butter or oil.

Cut lemon to squeeze on the fish while braaiing.

Place the snoek on the grill with the skin down. 

Baste the apricot jam on and salt and pepper while its grilling.

Once the fish is cooked, which is a few minutes. White fresh soft meat.

Break it off the grill, as it will break into pieces. Do not cut it as it has soft bones.(breaking it will leave bones behind)

Place on a plate with salad or baked sweet potatoes.

Delicious sweat and tasty


A simple quick method to braai and baste fresh snoek with apricot jam.

Keywords: fresh braai apricot basted snoek