Thursday, February 24

Fresh, quick and yummy - Yabby salad

Yabbies you say?  Yabbies?  Are you sure?

If you grew up near or have holidayed near freshwater creeks, odds on you may have been yabbying.  Yabbies I would describe as like a mini-lobster with the taste or a gamey-like prawn.  You cook them similar to a lobster - if they are fresh - freeze them first to put them to sleep and then straight into boiling water for a minute - two tops!  If you've bought them cooked, just peel them similar to a prawn.
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They are actually beautiful barbequed - just the tails - with butter and garlic.

Today, I just made a salad - because I felt like something refreshing and I love the taste of the yabby with the dressing and the crunch of the lettuce - let's call it a 70's deja-vu moment to a prawn cocktail perhaps....

But my kids ate it - they love their seafood and particularly prawns - when they are prawns on the table - there's a scramble - now we can add yabbies to that list also.

1/2 iceberg lettuce, roughly torn
3 truss tomatoes, cut in eight pieces each
1 lebanese cucumber, diced
1 kg yabbies, cooked, peeled and de veined
3 tb mayonnaise
2 tsp tomato sauce
1/4 tsp tabasco sauce

Mix contents of your mayo and mix well.

Layer the lettuce, then tomato, cucumber, yabbies and lastly dressing.

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3 lovely comments:

Mammamusing on February 24, 2011 at 10:58 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

My most favourite memories are going yabbying on my aunty's farm and then in later years my sister's and feasting on piles of yabbies.

I agree they are delicious bbq'd.

Christie @ Poppy Seed Baby on February 24, 2011 at 3:03 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Love this homage to the classic prawn cocktail - I adore Yabbies!

Vicki on February 28, 2011 at 8:06 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

oh yum! i <3 Yabbies! Did quite a bit of it as a kid myself. Me and my brother used to take some string and some pieces of meat and go yabbying down the creek by ourselves! This recipe looks delicious!


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