Eat Like a King!

It’s no secret that the seafood found along the Wild Coast is some of the freshest and most abundant along the South African coastline.

It can therefore be considered a crime if you visit this region of the country and don’t have at least one seafood meal – which is usually fit for a king, at a fraction of the price!

What else would you eat while on holiday at the coast? If you are a fan, seafood seems the natural option, so choose from a smorgasbord of crayfish, fresh mussels, prawns, oysters and plenty of fresh fish.

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If dining in and cooking up a storm with the day’s fresh catch is more your style, follow this easy recipe for the most scrumptious Crayfish Potjie…’

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Serves: 6

Cooking Time: 1 hour
Ingredients
1 can chopped tomatoes
150g sliced button mushrooms
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon of crushed garlic
1.5 litres water
2 pinches of dried parsley
The juice of 1 lemon
45ml cooking oil
2 cups uncooked rice
1 packet white onion soup
Salt to taste

Method

  • Allow the parsley to soak in the 1.5 litres of water for 15 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in the pot and cook the rice for a few minutes.
  • Add the garlic, onions and peppers and brown until soft.
  • Add the parsley, water and the rest of the ingredients except the crayfish.
  • Salt to taste and cover with the lid.
  • Allow the potjie to simmer slowly for 30 minutes or until the rice is almost done.
  • Now place the crayfish tails on top of the pot and allow it to simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Don’t cook the crayfish for too long – no one enjoys overcooked, rubbery crayfish!

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