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Poor Man's Crayfish,or is it?

Discussion in 'Preparation & Cooking' started by fisherman347, May 2, 2008.

  1. fisherman347

    fisherman347 Active Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    hi tbx member's,I suppose alot of you out there have not heard of the term.
    Well if any of you out there have any dealing's with pro-fisherman,chances are you may have heard of the term,(Poor man's Crayfish.)
    Depending were you are,it's one of two. Moreton Bay,Balmain Bug's.
    Now as one could probally appriecate,i have had heap's of dealing's with thease Prehistoric creatures. I,ve also eaten them a number of way's.
    Here is one method i was shown that really impressed me.
    There are a number of way's to kill a bug,some people,spray'em others swat'em,some people even stomp on them.However i would not recommend
    this for obvious reason's...lol.[​IMG]

    Firstly,get a pot of water with a few tablespoon's of salt on the boil.
    Then simply grab desired amount of bug's & put them into the pot.
    Once this is done,turn pot off & leave bugs in pot for three minutes.
    Take bug's out & place in a bucket or sink of cold water,this stop's the product cooking.
    Now once bugs are cool,take out of vessel,& proceed to tail.
    Now here comes the tricky bit,one must cut the underbelly of tail shell
    away,so the meat is exposed.
    Once this is complete you can then lay some diced bacon over the underbelly,proceed to grill the bugs,with underbelly facing up for 3-4min's.
    Then simply place some cheese on top with praprika to taste,when cheese
    is melted they are ready to eat.

    There is just one method of doing this, however i'm sure we all have our
    own prefrences when it comes to spice,ect.
    In summerising they call bug's (poor man's crayfish).
    But after eating a few different types of saltwater cray's,i'm at a real loss,why.[​IMG]
    Give me the Poor man's crayfish anyday,Bonappertite. Murph.
  2. Tombowler76

    Tombowler76 EEEE OOORRR!

    Jan 11, 2007
    Here Here Murph,

    agree there is nothing like a good feed of bugs... i love em, especially mornay :)

  3. Rob Roffey

    Rob Roffey New Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Its funny how a name sticks , even after it becomesa irrelevent , over here the bugs are usually dearer than any other cray gram for gram
  4. Goodoo Dreaming

    Goodoo Dreaming New Member

    Apr 12, 2006
    Bugs are the best.
  5. fisherman347

    fisherman347 Active Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Cheer's Steady,and congrats on your new shop,best wishe's Murph

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