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Gascoyne Seafood Broth with shark Bay Wild Prawns

Gascoyne Seafood Broth with shark Bay Wild Prawns

Difficulty: Average
Season: Summer
Preparation: 15
Cooking: 25

How to

1. Make the spice paste by grinding together shallots, 3 tsp garlic, chillies, belacan, lemon grass and salt.
2. Shell and devein the prawns, reserving the shells.
3. Make zucchini noodles using a mandolin, avoid the seeds core.
4. Make the broth: In a large sauce pan fry off the spice paste, diced carrots and celery until aromatic and spices start to caramelise. Add the prawn shells, fish skins and bones. When the shells have turned red add a little bit of water to deglaze the pot then add 4 cups of water and the tamarind juice and palm sugar. Bring to boil and simmer for about 7min.
5. Take the pot off the heat and pour it through a strainer to remove all the solids.
6. Bring the stock back to boil and simmer. Taste for seasoning and adjust.
7. Make mackerel mousseline: Pulse the meat in a food processor until smooth, scrapping down the side of the bowl. Add the egg white, salt, pepper and garlic and mix well. With the food processor still turning, pour in the cream slowly, mixing until the mixture is white and shiny.
8. To make quenelles, use two equal size table spoons. With one spoon scrape some of the fish mixture and using the second spoon scoop the mixture on and repeat the process until you have a smooth oblong shape. You should have 12 quenelles.
9. Drop the quenelles into the simmering stock and cook for 2 minutes until they float.
10. Cook the prawn meat at the same time in the stock for about 2 minutes or until just turned opaque.

To Serve
Arrange in a bowl, zucchini strips at the bottom, then the quenelles of mackerel and the prawns on top. Ladle up the broth into a bowl. Garnish with fried chilli strips and a wedge of lime.

Handy Tips

A perfect wine match is Rockcliffe Third Reef Chardonnay 2014


Serves 4


Food Processor
Large Wok
Large Pot