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RECIPE: Jacopever From Plank Served on Soft Shell Taco With Avocado & Corn Salsa

By Chef Rudi Liebenberg of the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town ...

"Weber + Jacopever makes for a to-die-for taco .. lightly smoked and so fresh. Get everything ready, then finish off the soft shell tacos on the fire so they are nice and warm. If you do not have a braai plank, then use a small baking dish or foil that has been folded over to be able to lift the fish. We use old wine barrels for planks. It is just wide enough for the fish to balance."


Serves: 4

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

Works well with: Jacopever, any Fish With A Story

Effortless entertaining


2 whole Jacopever With A Story

10 g coriander, chopped 

1 chilli, chopped 

1 tbsp sugar 

juice of one lemon 

½ tsp paprika 

½ tsp cumin 

4 slices onion 

4 slices tomato 


Corn, chili  and spekboom salsa 

Sour cream or yoghurt 

Lettuce and spinach chiffonade 


Soft shell taco or soft yoghurt flat bread 

lime segments 

picked coriander  


  1. Butterfly the fish, and season with salt, pepper, paprika  and cumin.

  2. Stuff each fish with onion, tomato, bay leaf and coriander.

  3. Light the fire on one side of the Weber braai.

  4. Place the plank on the opposite side of the fire when ready and put the lid on top so the plank warms through. 

  5. Place the fish on the plank, place on the fire and close the Weber. Depending on how hot the fire is, it should take less than 30 minutes to cook. 

  6. Prep the garnishes while roasting the fish. 

  7. As soon as the fish is done, rest for 8 minutes, then flake the fish in large pieces. 

  8. Serve with warm tacos and your favourite garnishes: Warm taco, top with a little lettuce, fish, then sour avocado and salsa finished with sour cream and coriander.  


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