Local Bundaberg Chilli Prawns

When the river meets the paddock, you end up with a subtle flavour sensation of that sweet salty seafood flavour that a prawn can seduce us all with and then throw in some heat & punch from a locally grown Bundaberg Chilli and it’s what i call a Simple, yet seductive dish.

I¬†typically prepare these tasty morsels as a canap√© for our private catering events and I’ve been told by numerous clients who have suggested they don’t eat prawns- “they were amazing!!”

For me though, the two key elements to this dish are seasonality and local and whalla- thats it!!

Where to Find your Seafood?

In the Bundaberg region alone there are 3 great seafood facilities:

Grunske’s Seafood, Ocean Pacific Seafood & Red Shed Seafood

For me, each of them have their own signature seafoods, though collectively they are nothing short of spectacular for us as consumers.

You see, you dont need to price shop them- its already well priced at each of them, the freshness is paramount and the friendly staff at the three of them makes the shopping experience for local Bundaberg Seafood a breeze.

So when you’re thinking of an easy bbq snack, then grab:

1kg of local Bundaberg prawns, 2 Aust Chilli Red Cayenne chillies, 2 Aust Chilli Green Cayenne chillies, 4 Gin Gin garlic cloves, some Claxton’s olive oil & salt & pepper.

Picking Bundaberg Strawberries

Dion picking Strawberries in Bundaberg
Dion picking Strawberries in Bundaberg

Whilst Strawberries have been grown in the Bundaberg Region for over 10years, it’s still exciting to head out to a local farm and pick your own punnet, like i did at SSS Strawberries.

There is an amazing sense of picking your own, while looking under the leaves, playing in the red dirt and ofcourse, enjoying the satisfaction of tasting some amazing fruit as you go.

Strawberries are indeed a gourmet seasonal treat that should be enjoyed whilst they are here and then the idea of locally made Jam or bulk buying some seconds strawberries and freezing them down for Strawberry breakfast smoothies should kick in as a second & third favourite- Yummo!!

Strawberries can be utilised in a number of creative culinary ways, and yet at home, the kids seem to enjoy them the most- straight from the punnet.

How about hosting a chocolate Fondue Strawberry party? Strawberry Daquiries, Strawberry & Banana Breakfast Smoothie or the absolute favourite of a baked Strawberry Cheesecake.

SSS Strawberries are on the corner of Rosedale Rd & the Bundaberg Gin Gin Highway heading North.