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Spicy Seafood Potjie

By Mandy  

October 4, 2018

For seafood lovers a potjie is a great way to serve seafood when you are entertaining guests. Not only is it delicious but it allows you and your guests to be included the entire time.

  • Prep: 1 hrs
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yields: Serves: 6 to 8


15 ml brown sugar

15 ml sweet soy sauce

30 ml fresh basil, roughly chopped

30 ml fresh parsley, roughly chopped

1 kg fresh white fish, filleted, or frozen hake steaks

500 g fresh or frozen prawns, shelled and cleaned

1 kg frozen marinara mix

2 lemons (juice only)

250 ml thick cream

10 mussels in their shells

20 ml olive oil

30 ml butter

2 large onions

10 ml garlic, crushed

10 ml ginger, freshly, grated

20 ml seafood spices

250 g fresh black mushrooms, sliced

410 g Mexican tomatoes

375 ml fish stock

125 ml sherry


1In a large potjie, heat together the oil and butter.

2Add the onions, garlic, ginger and seafood spices and fry for 2 minutes.

3Add the mushrooms, tomatoes, fish stock, sherry, sugar and soy sauce and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes.

4Add the basil and half the parsley, then remove three quarters of this mixture from the pot and layer it, alternating with the seafood.

5Start with the white fish, then the prawns, then the marinara mix.

6Add the lemon juice, secure the lid and allow to simmer for 20 to 30 minutes without stirring.

7Just before serving, add the cream, mussels and the remaining parsley and heat through for about 5 minutes.

8Serve with white rice and a green salad.


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