Alaskan King Crab – nutritional power packet!

Alaskan King Crab is one of the most nutritionally balanced foods, containing high levels of important nutrients.

Watching your waistline? Free from carbohydrates or sugars and very high in protein, it is perfect for diabetics and dieters. The crabmeat is source of healthy protein and is easier for digestion than other meat proteins. It is low in fat and calories, it accounts for less than 84cal/100g and is ideal for a healthy and well balanced diet.

The crabmeat is a rich source of Omega-3 that helps with lowering triglycerides and blood pressure, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Additionally, the crabmeat’s form of Omega-3 assists with reducing inflammation, increasing supply of HDL aiding in preventing blood clotting and strengthening resistance to infection. What more could you want in a crustacean?!

Sean’s top crab tips

With Crab Carnival only days away, in the spirit of all things crustacean Chef Sean Connolly has put together his top tips for selecting and handling crabs. Take these to the fish market and be a complete crab connoisseur!

 

  • To pick a good crab they should be feel heavy for their size and all legs and claws should be intact. Their shells should be firm and they should have a pleasant sea smell.

 

  • Best care is to keep the live crab covered in a damp cloth and cool. The cloth should be kept damp until the crab is cooked or killed.

 

  • Before you cook it, put the crab in the freezer for 30-40 mins so that it’s desensitised and then plunge in boiling water or split for cleaning.

 

  • Most common crab meat is the white meat from the claws and legs, but some types of crabs have brown meat in the bodies that can be eaten in soups. Blue swimmers are good for this.

 

 

Dine with Citi

As part of the Citibank Dining Program, we’re happy to be supporting Dine With Citi throughout March. We’re offering our popular 2 course set menu of 3 oysters, followed by duck fat fish and chips, all paired with a glass of McWilliams ‘Appellation’ Sauvignon Blanc for only $30! Such good value you won’t want to miss this!

 

*This offer is not available in conjunction with the Citibank Dining Program.

Why are NSW oysters such pearlers?

Mention Sydney Rock oysters in any crowd and youll instantly have everyones attention. These molluscs have a fan following comparable to that of an 80s rock band, but what gives these NSW natives so much muscle?

NSW is renowned for its oysters (largest industry), and with a coast of 32 oyster producing estuaries the bounty is plentiful. But in a 300km section of the NSW south coast, oyster farmers have taken their roles to a whole new level, and in the process elevated the quality and reputation of NSW oysters to worldwide recognition. Enter the Australian Oyster Coast, Australias and possibly the worlds most environmentally sustainable oyster producing region.

Oysters have long been held as an accurate indicator as to the state of the environment around them, and are particularly sensitive to pollution or stresses. Oyster farmers along the NSW south coast however have turned this on its head, recognising that rather than using oysters to indicate environmental quality, by ensuring that the environment is as pristine as possible they will ensure the quality of the oysters produced is at the highest level. They have developed a simple yet powerful approach to environmental management where farmers identify all environmental issues that pose a risk to their production and the wider catchment, and then work together to address those risks through on-the-ground action. Not only has this resulted in an amazing reputation for NSW oysters, but has also brought individual farmers together to tackle these issues as a united group. Now, all farmers in the Australian Oyster Coast subscribe to this approach to farming, which makes the region a worldwide leader in sustainable oyster production.

The Australian Oyster Coast is a primary source of oysters for The Morrison. From Pambula to Wapengo, to Merimbula, look out for some of the finest oysters in the world, freshly shucked at our oyster bar.