Serves 4
Sweet potatoes and snoek teamed up with a sweet mustard dressing is a sweet/savoury combination made in heaven and quintessentially traditional South African. You’ll also like this never-fail technique for roasting sweet potatoes. This is a filling salad suitable for a main course. Butternut in place of the sweet potato also works very well.

You will need

3 medium red sweet potatoes, scrubbed
½ cup (125 ml) Ina Paarman’s Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing
Ina Paarman’s Potato Spice, to taste
1 butter lettuce or mixed pack lettuce
200 g smoked snoek, deboned and flaked
½ cup (125 ml) thinly sliced spring onions with green tops


Adjust the oven rack to the middle position.
Preheat the oven to 200°C. Scrub, but no need to peel the sweet potatoes, and cut into 2 cm cubes.
Place in a large bowl and add just enough Dressing to lightly coat the cubes.
Season with Potato Spice and toss.
Bake for about 25 – 30 minutes until soft and lightly browned. Allow to cool.
Line a serving platter with lettuce. Top with layers of smoked snoek and roasted sweet potatoes, then add spring onions.
Coat with extra Dressing.
Serve with country bread.


Use 500 g shaved turkey, ham or chicken in place of snoek.