Do you treat yourself??

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Food Discussions' started by rascal, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Talking of treating - today I had some crevettes (large Madagascan prawns) which were delicious...with grapes for the Recipe Challenge :)

    Seafood is very high on my treat list!


     
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  2. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    I'm very lucky in that I know lots of people that I do swaps with, I get whitebait for swaps ( $100 kg) Paua aka abelone also swaps.

    Russ
     
  3. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    You would love my freezers then, prawns as well. Paua and Crays

    Russ
     
  4. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    Have you had Paua/abalone patties/ fritters?

    Russ
     
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  5. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Abalone is impossible to obtain here, Its very much a NZ / Aussie thing and isn't found in our UK seas. I'd love to try it though.
     
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  6. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    Maybe if you visit nz?? :). Paua pronounced pa wa. My son dives for it when in kaikoura. He doesn't eat it but knows I do. I make fritters or patties ? And they are very popular with seafood lovers. I put on a day at my home on nz cup day for about 30 of my best friends, I serve whitebait patties Paua patties and crayfish along with catered finger foods. It's very popular here as the seafood is very expensive. It's a great day.

    Russ
     
  7. Karen W

    Karen W Senior Member

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    My scuba-diving boyfriend used to bring abalone home years ago. I think it's illegal here now.
     
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  8. Karen W

    Karen W Senior Member

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    When I opened the front door, he was standing there with a snorkel and fins, and a lobster in each hand…:laugh::roflmao:
     
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  9. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

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    Brighton, MA.
    I sometimes like to treat myself to some deserts. Since I'm a diabetic, I have to watch the glucose level, but it does not mean that I can't have something sweet once in a while!! :wink:
     
  10. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    Really? Why?

    Russ
     
  11. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    Lol
     
  12. Karen W

    Karen W Senior Member

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    Endangered? Or perhaps the amount you take is limited.
     
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  13. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    I think we are allowed 12 per person.

    Russ
     
  14. medtran49

    medtran49 Über Member

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    SE Florida
    Depends on the type of mushrooms. Some can get pretty pricy. Fresh porcini anyone? Even some of the others, morels and chantarelles (sp?)
     
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  15. medtran49

    medtran49 Über Member

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    SE Florida
    It's very similar to conch if you've ever had that. A friend from California has given us some in the past that he caught himself. Sometime within the last year or so they put a ban on taking abalone.

    It has been illegal to take conch in the U.S. for years and years. Most of what we get comes from the Bahamas.

    Overfishing for the conch, probably the same for abalone.

    Conch is Atlantic/Caribbean. Abalone is Pacific.
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2019

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