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Pipi

Pipis, cockles, periwinkles and other similar molluscs have wonderful flavours and add an interesting touch to your menu. Various species can be eaten either raw or gently steamed or poached. Alternatively, they can be used in the preparation of fritters (blended with a white finfish such as ling) or in chowders. To prepare a spaghetti marinara: sauté leeks and add chopped vine-ripened tomatoes, ...

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Native Oyster

Oysters have a strong, rich and distinctive flavour and a soft, silky texture. They are often served raw, but deep frying, shallow frying and grilling are also popular. Pacific oysters are particularly good in pies. The key to not overcooking oysters is to ensure that cooking stops as soon as the edges of the meat start to curl.Raw or “au naturel” oyster can create precious portions such as:• wit...

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Blue Mussel

Mussels have a strong flavour and are tender and juicy. If overcooked they become slightly chewy. They are best steamed, poached, grilled or barbecued in the shell, but can also be purchased pre-cooked, and out of the shell and marinated.If steaming or poaching, let the mussels cook in their own juice to retain natural flavours. Avoid using too much liquid as the natural liquor of the mussels and...

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Pacific Oyster

Oysters have a strong, rich and distinctive flavour and a soft, silky texture. They are often served raw, but deep frying, shallow frying and grilling are also popular. Pacific oysters are particularly good in pies. The key to not overcooking oysters is to ensure that cooking stops as soon as the edges of the meat start to curl.Raw or “au naturel” oyster can create precious portions such as:• wit...

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Commercial Scallop

Scallops are strong and rich in flavour with a medium–firm texture. They are popular grilled or barbecued, but avoid overcooking, which causes shrinkage, or the use of too much salt. Grill under a salamander, then drizzle with lime juice and olive oil, or sprinkle with fresh lemon zest and cracked pepper. Combine with coriander, avocado and chilli salsa on a crispy pappadum.Create the perfect par...

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Brownlip Abalone

The firm flesh of abalones is highly prized in Asian circles, and is central to some of the best Oriental seafood recipes.Abalone meat can be stir-fried, pan-fried, poached, steamed or stewed. However, it is considered by some to be best when eaten raw, in thin strips with wasabi and soy sauce. Another option is lightly braised abalone. With its absorbent texture that draws other flavours beautif...

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Gould's Squid

Squids have a light, subtle taste and a high recovery rate, and are firm yet tender. To produce tender cephalopods, cook them quickly (for less than 2 minutes) over a high heat, or slowly simmer or braise. Squid is popularly served as deep fried rings (often wrongly called “calamari” as that is a species in its own right). Squid an be sliced into rings, or kept flat and scored diagonally, crumbe...

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Greenlip Abalone

The firm flesh of abalones is highly prized in Asian circles, and is central to some of the best Oriental seafood recipes.Abalone meat can be stir-fried, pan-fried, poached, steamed or stewed. However, it is considered by some to be best when eaten raw, in thin strips with wasabi and soy sauce. Another option is lightly braised abalone. With its absorbent texture that draws other flavours beautif...

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Silverlip Pearl Oyster

Silver Lip Pearl oysters are gathered by hand (diving-assisted) in the North-West Shelf fishery of Western Australia. They are primarily grown for pearls and mother of pearl shell products. However they also produce a beautiful meat. The meat is a delicate taste, reminiscent of scallop. It is best suited to quick flash frying.

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Sydney Rock Oyster

Oysters have a strong, rich and distinctive flavour and a soft, silky texture. They are often served raw, but deep frying, shallow frying and grilling are also popular. Pacific oysters are particularly good in pies. The key to not overcooking oysters is to ensure that cooking stops as soon as the edges of the meat start to curl.Raw or “au naturel” oyster can create precious portions such as:• wit...

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