Harders on the braai for National Braai Day
Recipe Type: Main
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Serves: 4 to 6
Harders done on the braai
  • 12 harders, vlekked and cleaned
  • coarse salt
  • 30ml olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5ml sugar
  • 1 yellow pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 x 400g can of tomatoes with chilli, chopped
  • salt
  • fresh grounded black pepper
  • 60ml chopped fresh chives
  • 10 seeded green olives
  1. Cover the harders with the coarse salt and leave for 30 minutes on a tray.
  2. Rinse the salt off the harders with cold running water and peg the fish onto a washing line and allow to wind dry for 2 to 3 hours.
  3. In the mean time lid your fire and make the sauce by heating the oil on medium heat.
  4. Add the onion and fry until lightly browned, add the garlic, sugar and yellow pepper and fry for 2 more minutes.
  5. Add the canned tomatoes and season with salt and pepper and sauté for 15 minutes.
  6. Dip the wind dried fish into the sauce and braai on medium coals for about 10 minutes, turning frequently.
  7. Dip into the sauce every time before turning.
  8. Keep the sauce cooking and add the fresh chives and olives just before serving.
  9. Serve the cooked fish with some fresh bread and slices of lemon with the sauce on the side!
Recipe by Pink Polka Dot Food at http://www.pinkpolkadotfood.com/harders-on-the-braai-for-national-braai-day/