Memorable Encounters - The Edible Animals of Australia

February 28, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Fabio 2300 3097-cropFabio 2300 3097-cropAustralia and Tasmania vacation I will digress a moment from the "living" Australian and Tasmanian animals to write about my favorite food while I was traveling the country, which are Eastern King prawns. So every chance I had I would oder a bucket of prawns, while everyone else ordered fresh oysters, which is not my favorite food! Prawns could be found in restaurants, at local fisheries and in any grocery store. They are delicious and I am unable to find them in my local stores, so I'm glad I ate them every chance I had. They were worth the $30 AU/kilo price tag!

They are caught in the waters of South East Queensland, South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, Australia, and they taste so fresh being caught that morning. I can see why they are the most popular species of prawn in Australia, because of their size and rich and moist flavor. They are cooked with the shell on to keep the juices and flavor inside, which of course can make for a messy, but extremely satisfying and tasty meal. I could eat a kilo, and often did, of these beautiful bright orange prawns in one sitting because they were that delectable.

With a bucket of prawns, a squeeze of lemon, and a glass of local Chardonnay, I was all set.

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Sydney has the largest fish market I have ever visited. This market is filled with restaurants, cafes, a bakery (great bread), a gourmet deli, a butcher and even a bottle shop (which is the only place you can buy alcohol!) Since 1966 the fish market has been located at Blackwattle Bay, but next year it will move to Sydney's inner harbor. In addition to everything else located there, they even have the Sydney Seafood School.

The market was crowded and filled with sites and smells that was captivating. It was filled with colors and textures and of course every type of fish imaginable. Our stay in Sydney was short, but we managed to visit twice for our fresh seafood dinners. The fresh scallop sashimi were the best I have ever eaten, and made for great appetizers...I'm hungry again!

There were bright blue buckets filled with all type of fish, but my favorite were the ones filled with large crabs. For a seafood lover, The Sydney Fish Market is the place to visit, and a visit to Sydney would not be complete without it.

For more information: https://australiantropicalfoods.com/index.php/australian-seafood/king-prawn/
 

https://www.sydneyfishmarket.com.au/

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Photographs taken with a Nikon Z6II camera and Z lenses.


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