Above: Australian Bay Lobster with tarragon butter, figs and lime, as part of a masterclass feast that also included Hasselback pumpkin with ginger seaweed salad, Watercress, nashi, Deb Allard’s feta, dried olives, lime juice, King snapper with macadamia pesto and greens.
Australian Bay Lobster™ are colloquially known as ‘Moreton Bay bugs’ or ‘bugs’ in Australia, and ‘flathead lobsters’ in other parts of the world. A number of slipper lobster species exist with discerning characteristics and taste profiles, however they are often categorised together and as ‘bugs’. It is exclusively grown and sourced ‘Thenus australiensis’ from select regions along the east coast of Queensland. This species has a larger average size than its counterparts and boasts exceptional flavours and aesthetics that can be attributed to its environment and diet.Print