Ewwwwww... 'G'day Paul' 'G'day Love' Ewwww!
Anyway, I hear they catch a lot of prawns out West but prawns on the barbie wasn't really a staple dinner for my family in the South East when I was growing up. Sausages, lamb chops, steak, whole snapper, chicken, yup. Prawns? Not so much.
So when, after a full day of weed whacking and chicken Alcatraz making I saw 'sea happiness BBQ sets' at the supermarket I got all excited and decided it was time the Fukases threw a shrimp on the barbie.
Amy was excited:
Not so much at the seafood but all the pretty shells. Before we even lit the fire she had elicited promises that we would all hand over our scallop shells the moment we finished eating- or sooner.
It was a lot of fun. Teaching the girls to peel prawns, watching the turban shells spit and bubble, trying to remove the scallops from the shells, trying to explain the difference between a squid and an octopus to Amy when I couldn't just google it, comparing butter/soy sauce dressing (K) and olive oil/ garlic/ parsley dressing (me) and trying to brain wash the girls to the best way (our ways) to eat seafood etc etc.
It really was a lot of fun and I finally see what Paul Hogan was getting at. Australians really should throw another prawn on the barbie.
And maybe a scallop or two as well...