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Recipe of the day - Fish Tikka Masala Tacos from SPIER.

When hunger strikes, whip up these tikka masala tacos for lunch. Assembling them is a

breeze, and their creamy spiciness is the perfect match for the Spier Signature Chenin


Run out of fish? No problimo! The tikka marinade is incredibly versatile: you can use it

with chicken or pork instead. While you enjoy that first sip of wine, leave the meat to

marinate for a few hours, then simply transfer to a hot pan and stir until cooked. If you

like your food hotter than the Kalahari in December, then add some chili powder from the

start. The yoghurt and dill mixture will add balance and cooling creaminess to your tacos.

Ingredients: (makes 6 medium tacos)

For the fish tikka:

• 1 teaspoon ground cumin

• 1 teaspoon ground fennel

• 2 teaspoons smoked paprika

• 2 teaspoons garam masala

• ½ teaspoon turmeric

• ¼ - ½ teaspoon chili powder (optional)

• 2 cloves garlic, finely grated

• A knob of ginger, finely grated

• Finely grated zest and juice of a medium lemon

• ½ cup plain yoghurt

• Salt & pepper

• 600 g firm white fish, cubed

• 15 ml vegetable oil, for frying

For assembling the taco:

• 1 cup plain yoghurt

• A generous handful fresh dill, finely chopped

• 6 medium size soft flour tortillas

• About 2 cups sliced tomato

• 1 small red onion, finely sliced

• A handful fresh coriander leaves, roughly chopped


Prepare the fish tikka: Add the cumin, fennel, paprika, masala, turmeric, chili (optional),

garlic, ginger, lemon zest and juice and yoghurt to a ceramic or plastic bowl, season with

salt and pepper and mix well. Add the cubed fish and mix to coat all over. Cover and

refrigerate for 1-3 hours to marinate.

Heat a wide large pan over high heat, add the oil, and then add the fish with marinade to

the pan. Stir while frying for about 5 minutes, until the fish is cooked and the marinade

reduces to a thick coating. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Mix the yoghurt and dill in a small mixing bowl.

Assemble the tacos: Top each taco with a dollop of dill yoghurt, fish tikka, sliced tomato,

red onion and fresh coriander.

Serve at once, with a glass of Spier Signature Chenin Blanc.

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empower communities to create positive social and environmental change.

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