Queensland has a rich diversity of seafood including prawns, bugs, scallops, wild caught and farmed barramundi, coral trout, Crayfish, Moreton Bay Bugs and many, many more.
Buying local seafood is great for the local economy and better for the environment as there are lower food miles. There are many seafood markets around Queensland that offer the freshest catch, like the Noosa Junction Seafood Market.
To learn more about the fantastic prawns found in our waters, check out australianprawns.com.au
THAI LIME DIPPING SAUCE/DRESSING
This is a delicious and versatile sauce with all types of hot or cold seafood. It’s perfect for cold cooked seafood and equally good with hot fried fish, calamari and prawns.
- 1/3 cup oil
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
- 2 green shallots, sliced
- 1 tbsp. chopped fresh ginger
- Juice from 1-2 limes
- 2 tsp dark palm sugar
- 1 tbsp. fish sauce
- 1 tbsp. each chopped Thai basil and coriander
- 2-3 double kaffir lime leaves
Combine all ingredients in a jug and blend thoroughly with a stick/wand blender to create a smooth bright green sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning with more palm sugar, lime juice or fish sauce, as you like it. Refrigerate in a covered jar until required. If you like a bit of spice, you could add some sliced green chilli or a few slices of pickled jalapeno.