Moreton Bay bug


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Moreton Bay bug

(ˈmɔːtən)
n
(Animals) a flattish edible shellfish, Thenus orientalis, of Northern Australian waters
[named after Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia]
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A Moreton Bay Bug is a flat-headed lobster and named after Moreton Bay - a body of water on the east coast of Australia bordering the city of Brisbane and close to where Scott grew up.
Australian cuisine is said to be fusion in style and some of the dishes at Tutto Beno and Number 8 include blue swimmer crab risotto and a giant shrimp-like delicacy called a Moreton Bay bug.
Next time we will go for inventive pasta or pizzas or perhaps the interesting-sounding wholetail Moreton Bay Bug and chicken Brochette.
Found in warm muddy waters, the slipper lobster is best known in Australia as the Moreton Bay bug or Balmain bug.
Guests are intrigued to try kangaroo and the Moreton Bay bugs.
He declared that he would be serving some ' legitimate bugs' tonight -- Moreton Bay Bugs flown in from Australia.
We all knew how long each dish and component took to prepare, so that when it came time to plate up the Pan-roasted Ocean Trout, the Moreton Bay Bugs had just come off the stove and nothing was left to sit and cool down.
If comes out of the sea, it's on the slab, including Moreton Bay bugs, a medium/strongly flavoured crustacean, not dissimilar to lobster but a lot cheaper.
On the town: The liveliest bar is The Brewery on Flinders Street, which has its own micro-brewery and a good seafood restaurant (try Moreton Bay Bugs, a giant scampi).
Authentic Australian dishes will be on the menu, including beef, lamb and veal, Moreton Bay bugs, salmon and lobster.
There was thick pumpkin soup and oysters and Moreton Bay bugs, a large crayfish with a meat like lobster.