Shank Potjie

Shank Potjie

  • prep time
  • 2 hours cooking time
  • Serves 6
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  • 6 small shanks
  • 500 ml Quick Mix Portuguese Peri Peri Marinade ( 752073-K)
  • 30 ml olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 cm piece of ginger, chopped
  • 1 celery stick, chopped
  • 10 baby carrots
  • 1 x 400g can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 250 g butternut, cut into chunks
  • 4 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 500 g baby potatoes
  • 1 bouquet garni


  1. Marinate the shanks in the Quick Mix Portuguese Peri Peri Marinade.
  2. Place a potjie over the fire. Heat the olive oil. Lift the shanks out of the marinade (discard leftover marinade), place in the pot and fry for 5 minutes or until browned on all sides. Remove from the pot and set aside.
  3. Add the onions, garlic and ginger, fry for 2 minutes or until softened.
  4. Add the celery sticks and baby carrots, fry another 2 minutes.
  5. Add the shanks and season with salt and ground pepper. Add the tomatoes and bouquet garni.
  6. Place the potjie over warm coals, and leave to simmer for 1 hour.
  7. Add the butternut, zucchini and potatoes, leave to simmer for another 1 hour - 2 hours or until the shanks are tender. Serve with fresh bread.

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