Are you worried that you don’t know your Mullet from your Marron, your Bug from your Bass? Don’t worry, you are not alone. We know seafood can be intimidating but it’s an adventure worth taking. We’ve put together a list of the best dishes to get you into seafood this Autumn.
Food Quarter – Lobster Mornay
We had to start with lobster. This crustacean is often regarded as the pinnacle of dining and you normally have to pay the price tag that goes with that, but not this year. Food Quarter have made lobster easy, serving easy to eat halved shells at incredibly reasonable prices. If you’re going to eat any seafood this Autumn, make it this!
Garden Kitchen and Bar - Pan seared Clearwater barramundi
Barramundi is a fish for people who think they don’t like fish. It’s clean and buttery flavour and meaty texture make it impossible not to love. Try it pan seared and simply served with roast potatoes; you may never a steak again!
If you're feeling a little more adventurous opt for freshly shucked oysters for $2.
Imperial at The Star – Crispy Soft Shell Crab
Fried chicken lovers be warned: we may have found your new favourite thing! Spiced to perfection, as with everything at Imperial, the delicious breaded covering of these crabs provides a sensational contrast to the sweet and tender meat inside.
Nineteen at The Star – Rock Lobster Bolognese
Move over Spag Bol its time for Lob Bol. Ok, that doesn’t really work but boy does it taste good. This dish will have you asking why you haven’t been eating seafood for years.*
*We do not recommend you ask your mum why she didn’t cook you Rock Lobster Bolognese.
Cucina Vivo – Garlic Prawn Pizza
Hawaiian pizza may cause a great debate but this Garlic Prawn Pizza won’t. Everyone agrees its delicious. The chefs use prawns low in omega fats so they don’t have a strong fishy taste. Instead, they are beautifully mild and sweet, the perfect accompaniment to the traditional Italian woodfired base.
Kiyomi - Tempura Morton Bay Bug Grapefruit Salad
Lightly battered and deep fried until deliciously crisp is the best way to try this Aussie crustacean. Once a by-catch that was sold cheap these Bugs are now incredibly desirable for their lobster-like flavour. We love them in this fresh salad where they give a great crunch!