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Western Rock Lobster

Rocklobster flesh is firm, with a sweet medium and rich taste; it retains its shape in most styles of cooking. Australia has four main species, eastern, western, southern and tropical. Each species has a slightly different flavour profile based on water temperature and surrounds. Rocklobsters from cooler waters (such as Eastern) are preferred for cooking. The firm flesh holds together well during...

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Spanner Crab

Spanner Crab has a delicate light crab flavour. When this crab is cooked whole, its bright orange shell is very attractive served on a buffet or platter. The suggestions for cooking spanner crabs are almost endless, especially as many producers are now selling processed crab meat (claws, chunks or mince) which make preparation much quicker and easier. Try them pan-fried with sea salt and cracked ...

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Southern Rock Lobster

Rocklobster flesh is firm, with a sweet medium and rich taste; it retains its shape in most styles of cooking. Australia has four main species, eastern, western, southern and tropical. Each species has a slightly different flavour profile based on water temperature and surrounds. Rocklobsters from cooler waters (such as Eastern) are preferred for cooking. The firm flesh holds together well during...

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BALMAIN BUGS

The meat of bugs, found only in the tail, has a medium-to-strong flavour. They can be bought as frozen meat or whole, to be eaten on their own as an entrée, or as part of a main dish. They are best prepared by poaching, steaming, barbecuing or grilling. As bugs provide good presentation and marry well with other seafood, they are excellent for cold seafood platters—served with a light lemon mayon...

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BANANA PRAWNS

Banana prawns are a rising favourite for Australians due to their light, sweet flavour. They are a light coloured prawn and present well as they retain their shape when cooked. Banana prawns are more commonly used in hot dishes rather than in cold salads or platters. The traditional cooking methods for other species of prawn such as shallow frying and especially barbecuing can be used for banana ...

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TIGER PRAWNS

Tiger prawns are large, flavoursome and look spectacular. Their majestic red striping makes for impressive presentation and they are often the choice of top hotels and restaurants. Grilling, barbecuing or boiling tiger prawns in their shell are among the most popular cooking methods. It is important to note that prawns cook quickly and that overcooking may cause the flesh to become tough. When co...

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