Big Don’s Sizzling WA Seafood Hotpot

Add a bit of spice to your life with this fiery, chunky, sizzling hotpot full of WA seafood – an impressive comforting crowd-pleaser brought to you by WA seafood ambassador Don Hancey.

As a tip remember to not overcook the seafood, always best to slightly overcook

As a tip remember to not overcook the seafood, always best to slightly overcook

Serves 4


  • 12 WA Shark Bay prawn cutlets, deveined
  • 100g Carnarvon broken scallop meat
  • 2kg de-bearded WA mussels
  • 200gm firm flesh fish like gold band snapper, harpuka or barramundi cuts into chunks
  • 6 ripe tomatoes diced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 2 medium heat chillies sliced, seeds and all
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 lemon cut into quarters
  • good splash ( glass) of great southern reisling
  • parsley and coriander for garnish


In a large heavy based saucepan add onion, garlic, chillies and olive oil

Cook on low to medium heat for a couple of minutes to bring out the flavours

Add in tomatoes and the Riesling, cook for another couple of minutes

Add in mussels, prawns and fish, put lid on pan and cook for 2 minutes

Add in scallops and lemon, toss all ingredients in a pan, replace lid and cook until  mussels have opened… approximately another 2 minutes


Toss through some fresh picked coriander or parsley leaves, serve on a large white platter or deep bowl


  • Be careful not to overcook the seafood, ALWAYS best to slightly undercook
  • No need for salt in this recipe as the mussels have natural sea water
  • Use fresh herbs from your garden like parsley and coriander
  • Serve with a tossed spring salad and crusty white bread
  • Buy/ use “broken” scallop and prawn flesh which will help your budget


Accompany the hotpot with a fabulous WA great Southern zesty citrus Riesling

Recipe by Chef and WA seafood Ambassador – Don Hancey