Dover Tasmania, Day 3 – Superfly

salmonprep

A quick one I’m tired. Next door’s the oyster farm but some algae in the bay has shut things down so nae oysters. Ah well. Back up to Geeveston for a lesson in fly fishing. Hard back, pause, release, forward, repeat, or something. Didn’t catch anything and didn’t deserve too. Oh no that’s a lie, caught my left bum cheek – twice!

chowder salmon

Dinner. Chowder. Cray legs and shells, salmon, salt dried, salmon, prawns and scallops. Thickened with potatoes, cream and roux. A whole salmon. Wanted to poach it but nothing to do it in so foil wrapped. Local guests, one had been a chef for twenty or so years, Ahm erm ah yes I’m a ah foodie I am. All aok though, Could have done the salmon a little less longer but handicap for dreaded non fan forced electric oven. Over and out.

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5 comments

  1. Reid’s avatar

    Hi Anthony,

    I’ll take one order of the seafood lovers special! hehe. Sounds good. By the way, I notice that you talk a lot about crayfish…are they really popular in Australia and are they the same thing as yabbies?

  2. Anthony’s avatar

    Hi Reid

    It’s a bit confusing. Crayfish in Australia live in the ocean in reefs and rock formations and are also known as Rock Lobsters. Unlike lobsters, they don’t have claws. Yabbies are a lind of freshwater prawn/shrimp (they have claws) and may be called crawfish over there. They’re are found in rivers and dams.

  3. Reid’s avatar

    Hi Anthony,

    Got it. Thanks for the explanation.

  4. Anonymous’s avatar

    2 bum cheeks!! Fillet them and poach in white wine sauce. Should feed 50.

  5. Anthony’s avatar

    Larded of course.

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