Seaside Bush Tucker

Hi All,
part of the fun of fishing is getting off the hwy, and either diving snorkeling or fishing for super fresh seafood. Personally for me its the south coast of WA. I love to cook a bit of whatever I catch on a fire right there in on the rocks or beach for breakfast lunch or dinner.

I would love to add more elements of surrounding bush tucker to the menu. A bit of salt bush, or pigface.

not looking for anything that requires much prep - just forage, peel/cut/squeeze and eat / cook.

I can say that fresh abalone, fried with a bit of salt bush is a great flavor enhancement.

Do other have ideas for me?
Is there a decent book out there about it? I cant find one.

What do others do??

look forward to the discussion

Confishius


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i need to ask, what is salt

Wed, 2018-10-17 15:29

i need to ask, what is salt bush?

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Salt Bush

Wed, 2018-10-17 15:42

Dryish, (usually) light green low shrub.

look at 'Coastal Saltbush' on google. The plant is everywhere once you look for it.

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saltbush

Wed, 2018-10-17 15:57

is bush bog roll, many a pre surf snap solved with the ol saltbush haha 

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 I guess that could be the

Thu, 2018-10-18 08:06

 I guess that could be the flavour enhancement mentioned above.

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Yep

Thu, 2018-10-18 09:35

 Abalone and beer

Dhufish and beer

Or my personal favorite of crayfish and beer

All go well together!!

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Bush tucker?

Thu, 2018-10-18 10:13

 Bush Chooks

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If you can find some samphire

Thu, 2018-10-18 12:01

If you can find some samphire it makes a good salty salad. Unless you are on private land you are suposed to have a permit to harvest flora, parks and wildlife tend to make the process as difficult as they can. 

Try some seaweeds like Ulva or caulerpa (green caviar) they can be eaten raw. 

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Samphire and Caulerpa

Thu, 2018-10-18 14:52

thanks!

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 one thing that i used to get

Thu, 2018-10-18 15:54

 one thing that i used to get down south was from memory called periwinkles. boil them up and the go down well. 

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Periwinkles

Fri, 2018-10-19 15:04

nice! Onto the menu they go. Thanks for the tip 

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 Good shit mate, good to hear

Thu, 2018-10-18 20:28

 Good shit mate, good to hear you are on the hunt for native tucker...

 

Russ is on the money with the Periwinkles, boil em up and pull the gutz off the end.... Bloody beautiful ( cook in sea water )

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 Good shit mate, good to hear

Thu, 2018-10-18 20:28

 Good shit mate, good to hear you are on the hunt for native tucker...

 

Russ is on the money with the Periwinkles, boil em up and pull the gutz off the end.... Bloody beautiful ( cook in sea water )

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Coastal rosemary fresh from

Fri, 2018-10-19 08:35

Coastal rosemary fresh from the beach is always a nice touch, goes well on the coals in the smoker with fish or meat too
Sea spinach is another one thats easy to find anywhere on the coast

I watched a cooking show on SBS a while back where they snorkelled for fresh razorfish off a Freo beach, then picked a few of these things out of the dunes to cook them up with.. looked fantastic

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Spinach and Rosemary

Fri, 2018-10-19 15:10

great! Look forward to putting these in my expanding menu too!

does anyone know much about what sort of native coastal nuts and berries I might come across?

ive just been told some of the sweeter ants (honey ants maybe?) crispy fried and ground with a bit of chilli into a batter for whole cooked (fried Malay style) sand whiting is also nice as a beer snack