2010年8月22日日曜日

throw another shrimp on the barbie

That was a really cringe inducing Australian Tourism Ad from the 1980's. Just in case you missed it:

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...

5 件のコメント:

Vicky さんのコメント...

I remember that commercial!

Your barbecue looks yum! I don't normally think to do seafood either but we should.

Tonight we are supposed to be having a leftovers BBQ but it's raining so I need to call one of my friends and ask them to bring their tabletop grill.

akikana さんのコメント...

Can't remember the Australian Tourist Board trying to lure poms to holiday down under but someone did want us to drink your amber nectar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSOR2jGv2uc

Sara さんのコメント...

aww that commercial worked on me :)
that bbq looks amaziiiiing :)

haven't had a bbq yet this summer, what a shame :(

achan さんのコメント...

Now I am one for a BBQ but it must inc a steak and def no seafood! Who came up with the idea of 'throwing another prawn on the barbie' anyway? I think more people do it because of that ad than they did before!

After my sisters and I all 'grew up' they changed Christmas from many roasts to seafood buffet. Yhey better change it back this year!

gaijinwife さんのコメント...

yum yum - bar the sazae. Who ate those? And was there steak and sausages on there first?