BEHIND THE SCENES – GOOD FOOD AND WINE SHOW
The Good Food and Wine Show was held again this year at the Perth convention centre on a weekend in August – with #WASeafood hitting the stage thanks to our Seafood Ambassador Don Hancey and the lads from Fins Seafood.
For 30 minutes, all eyes were on Don and Phil Clark as they educated patrons about #WASEAFOOD via a ‘DIY seafood hotpot’ cooking demonstration using local ingredients. There was good banter throughout the segment but the highlight had to be the #WASEAFOOD, the star of the show.
Don simmered Abrolhos Island scallops, Cockburn Sound mussels, Mandurah mullet and Shark Bay prawns in a rich tomato broth whilst throwing in local chillies, fresh herbs, olive oil and garlic.
It was great to see a crowd entertained and educated about their local seafood industry, whilst licking their lips wanting a try!
The dish turning out to be delicious, with attitude (spice). One taste-taster, with tears in her eyes, said she would never have thought about using WA seafood in this way, and would cook it again ( without the 6 chillies). Another was so impressed to see her young children, plus her husband, ferociously lick their bowls clean – stating, “why has this just come into my life now?”
Once again #WASEAFOOD made waves on stage (where it should be) in front of a local audience. Underutilised species were promoted, along with our very sustainable seafood industry. This was one cooking demonstration that patrons would not be forgetting anytime soon!
For the full hotpot recipe using #WASEAFOOD click here