Super quick seafood potjie

Cooked within minutes, this is not a traditional potjie that takes hours to prepare. If desired, cook it in a heavy base pan on top of the stove instead of over the fire

09 July 2015 - 02:00
By Louise & Lesley Gillett
Super quick seafood potjie.
Image: Bruce Tuck Super quick seafood potjie.

Serves: 4


150g  butter

6 garlic cloves, crushed

16 tiger prawns, deveined, heads removed, tails intact

500g hake fillet, sliced

500g West Coast mussels, cleaned

10 fresh basil leaves, torn

10 spring onions

Salt and pepper, to taste


1) Cook the butter and garlic in the potjie over a high heat until bubbles appear on the surface.

2) Add the prawns, fish and mussels, cover with the lid and simmer for 5 minutes or until cooked through.

3)  Stir in the basil and spring onions and season to taste. Serve immediately.