Four South African Seafood Ingredients


4 South African Seafood Ingredients

In South Africa we have access to a great variety of seafood, but it’s important to be conscious of the different types of species you buy. 

Check out SASSI’s list of over-exploited species (Orange and Red) and make sure that you only use ones under the Green list!


Did you know that pilchards are just older (and larger) sardines? They both come from the family Clupeidae, which includes herring.
These little fish are oily and tasty, and are a great source of the healthy omega 3 fatty acids. We have the perfect recipe for you to enjoy pilchards! Check out our Spicy Pilchard and Spinach Bake recipe, using KNORR’s Curry Vegetable Soup for a bake with a kick!


Did you know that the largest Salmon ever caught was 57.15 kg?
Salmon is a delicious fish, that’s filled with vitamins and other healthy properties. Smoked salmon is still considered one of the most popular ways in which to enjoy the fish throughout the world. Try out this Smoked Salmon Mousse as a dip for yummy crackers, bread sticks and fresh veggies!


Did you know that raw prawns (that are transparent and bluish) are called “green prawns”?
Prawns are one of the most enjoyed foods that come out of the ocean. This crustacean is used throughout the world in many different types of dishes! Have a go at this Gourmet Prawn Bunny Chow recipe! After one of these tasty bunny chows, you’ll be hooked!


Did you know that mussels are filter feeders, and filter 0.5 to 1.25 gallons of water per hour?
Mussel dishes are a healthy choice for you and your family! They’re easy to prepare and very simple to cook. Whip up some Mussels in a Creamy Garlic Sauce for the family to enjoy with crusty bread!