Australia is an island continent. Four seas and three major oceans wash her 34,280-kilometre long coastline. They contain her in almost complete isolation. They have allowed her to develop unique flora and fauna and for thousands of years they have protected her from invasion. Whilst the oceans nourish our souls, threaten us, protect us and define our national identity, they are also home to an astonishing variety of marine flora and fauna. One of the most satisfying culinary pursuits is to catch, prepare and eat absolutely fresh seafood. Whether waist-deep in water, shucking and eating oysters you have just picked off the rocks, or throwing a fillet of freshly caught garfish into a frypan on the back of a boat, whether your fish came from a line thrown from a jetty or you are racing home from the fish market with a bag of fresh sardines, you are doing what so many Australians do - enjoying fresh seafood. The recipes and stories in this book are a celebration of Australia, our maritime history, our oceans and the wonderful seafood they provide.
Publisher: Melbourne University Press