Currying favour


Food has a way of soothing us and nothing more so than a hearty potjie. So rope in the crowds for a gathering around the fire. Then sit down to the familiar but fabulous West Coast Curried Fish Potjie.

Ingredients: 100 ml oil, 3 chopped onions, 3 chopped garlic cloves, 1 peeled, chopped sweet pepper, 1 kg potatoes cubed, 4 carrots cubed, water, 30 ml curry powder, 5 ml vinegar, 1 kg cubed hake, 1 kg mussels in shell, 500 gm deshelled prawns, 1 chopped celery stalk, 1 kg calamari cut into rings, salt & pepper.

Method: Heat oil in potjie, add onions, garlic & sweet pepper. Fry for 5 minutes. Add potatoes & carrots. Cook until done, adding small amounts of water. Add curry powder and vinegar. After 10 minutes add the hake and then the mussels. Season with salt & pepper. Add celery, calamari and prawns. Simmer for 5 minutes. Don’t stir the potjie too often. Serve with white rice or fresh bread.