Today is Australia Day. To celebrate: I’ve created this amazing dish that’s synonymous with Australia as kangaroos, koala bears, the great outback and our amazing beaches are.
Paul Hogan made famous the slogan “throw a shrimp on the barbie” back in the 80’s. When people find out I’m Australian this line is always quoted which is hilarious since most Australians never dream of saying it. Today, most families are celebrating with a bbq.
Here I’ve made a simple mint sauce as a marinade to compliment the juicy giant size prawns/shrimp. These prawns are from the waters of Australia, taste soft, slightly salty, and so fresh. The mint sauce is delicate, vibrant, and balanced perfectly with the apple cider vinegar.
The outcome is a tender, lightly-minted, char-grilled shrimp. It’s a recipe worth remembering for July 4th weekend celebrations.
Happy Australia day to all my Aussie friends! View recipe