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How to Bake Yellowtail

By March 10, 2023June 27th, 2023FinGlobal

How to Bake Yellowtail

March 10, 2023


Who doesn’t like a good dose of fish and chips South African style, right? If you’re as hooked on the tastes of the sea as we are, the South African species of Yellowtail is sure to be on the top of your list of seafood options. For those who don’t know (where have you been?), the Cape Yellow or Yellowtail fish South Africa is a popular dish and may be called Yellowtail kingfish or even Giant Yellowtail. If you’re into Latin (hey, we don’t judge), you might know it as the Seriola Lalandi. Regardless of what you call it, Yellowtails can be found frolicking in the waters just off the Southern Cape of South Africa (they’ve got quite an appetite for sardines, which are quite prolific in our cold Atlantic waters).

Of course, you’re not here to learn more about the Yellowtails swimming territories – at least, we don’t think you are! You’re probably here because you’ve had a taste of Yellowtail and want to know how to make it just the same for yourself. And your wish is our command! We’ve included 3 quick recipes to help you discover the best way to cook Yellowtail. Follow these simple recipes below to provide yourself, your family, and your friends with a taste sensation they cannot resist.

FinGlobal’s 3 Best Yellowtail Recipe Options for All Saffas to Try

Whether you’re abroad or still on South African shores, you’re going to want to try out some of these recipes for Yellowtail fish South Africa.

Baked Yellowtail Recipe

For many, baking is the best way to cook Yellowtail. Baked Yellowtail is certainly for the avid and elegant chef. Impress the family or someone special with this recipe! Here’s what you need to know:

What You Need for the Fish:

    • 1 x Yellowtail (make sure it’s scaled and cleaned)
    • 1 x Handful of fresh coriander
    • 2 x Limes (cut into slices)
    • 1 x Lemon (cut into slices)
    • Salt and pepper to taste

What You Need for the Sauce:

  • 1 x Tablespoon of olive oil
  • ½ x Cup of soy sauce
  • 3 x Tablespoons of honey
  • 2 x Crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 x Tablespoon of ginger
  • 1 x Tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 x Red chilli chopped finely

What to Do:

● In a large bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients
● Place the Yellowtail on a greased baking pan
● Using a sharp knife, score both sides of the fish in two places and coat the fish inside and outside with the sauce
● Push the lemon slices into the scored sections of the fish and then dump the rest of the sauce over the top of the fish
● Season the fish with salt and pepper and pop the tray into the oven, which you have preheated to 200 degrees Celsius – this should bake for 25 to 30 minutes

Pan Seared Yellowtail

Pan seared Yellowtail is also popular and takes much quicker than the baked variety. For the elegant dinner serving – okay, who are we kidding – this one goes great with chips and salad!

What You Need:

● 1 x Yellowtail
● ½ x Teaspoon of salt and pepper
● 4 x Tablespoons of olive oil
● ½ x Cup of Almond flour
● 1 x Teaspoon of garlic powder
● 2 x Tablespoons of unsalted butter
● 2 x Lemons

What to Do:

● Rinse off the fish with cold water and pat it dry with paper towels
● Using a plate, combine the salt, pepper, garlic powder and almond flour
● Spread the flour across the plate and turn the fish into it, so that all sides are coated well in the flour – shake the fish gently so extra flour drops off
● In a skillet, heat the oil and butter until it starts to foam
● Add the fish in a single layer and cook for three minutes without moving it
● Turn over the fish using a spatula and squeeze lemon juice over it
● Leave to cook for 3 more minutes and then serve hot

Grilled Yellowtail Recipe

And when we say “grilled,” we really mean braai’d! Nothing can quite beat the smell and taste of a fish braai, right? Well, it’s even better when you opt for Yellowtail. Below we provide a quick and easy recipe that anyone can follow, even if they’re not the official family Braai Master!

What You Need for the Fish:

● 1 x Whole Yellowtail
● 1 x Tablespoons of olive oil
● Salt and pepper to taste

What You Need for the Sauce:
● 6 x Tablespoons of apricot jam
● 1 x Piece of finely chopped ginger (about 4cm)
● 1 x Lemon freshly squeezed

What to Do:

● Combine all the sauce ingredients and drizzle all over the fish outside
● Sprinkle salt and pepper over the entire fish
● Place the fish on a medium heat braai and do not turn for the first five minutes
● Flip the fish over and re-glaze with left over sauce – braai for a further 5 minutes

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