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Yabbies with a Fresh Turmeric and Pork Emulsion

Demonstrated at the 2011 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

Ingredients

  • Yabbies

  • 6 x120g yabbies

  • Olive oil

  • Turmeric

  • Salt

  • Preserved lemon powder

  • Turmeric Emulsion

  • 2.5cm fresh turmeric

  • 1 cup rendered pork fatback

  • 1 tbsp fresh cracked black pepper

  • 1.25cm young ginger

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 small shallot

  • 1 fresh bay leaf

  • 1 tsp salt

Method

  • Yabbies:

  • 1.

    Split yabbies in half.

  • 2.

    Rub with olive oil.

  • 3.

    Season with salt and turmeric.

  • 4.

    Grill on shell side until almost cooked through. Finish quickly on the exposed side.

  • Turmeric Emulsion:

  • 1.

    Peel and pound the turmeric, garlic, shallot, salt and pepper in a mortar and pestle.

  • 2.

    Add the bay leaf and bruise.

  • 3.

    Mix with the rendered fat and heat until sizzling.

  • 4.

    Remove from heat and let steep for 20 minutes.

  • 5.

    Remove the bay leaf and emulsify with an immersion blender.

  • To Serve:

  • 1.

    Crack the claws.

  • 2.

    Brush the cut side of the yabbies with the turmeric emulsion.

  • 3.

    Sprinkle with preserved lemon powder.

  • 4.

    Serve a side bowl of oil for the claws.

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