Definition of pickled fish in English:

pickled fish


mass noun
  • A traditional South African dish of fish prepared with onions in a vinegar sauce and flavoured with curry powder, turmeric, and other spices.

    • ‘He stopped and picked out two pickled fish rolls.’
    • ‘One such flavoring agent used in ancient Greece and Rome was a pickled fish sauce called garum.’
    • ‘Large amounts of histamine and tyramine found in canned and pickled fish may cause severe headaches.’
    • ‘A simple example of such behavior was the exchange of pickled fish (herring, shad, mackerel) for the salt cod preferred by slaves in most colonies.’
    • ‘Our hotel is paid for by the art museum and it comes with a breakfast buffet, which features a pickled fish that is quickly becoming a staple of my diet.’