Roast pork and Moreton Bay Bug spicy chilli kale cabbage stir-fry with horseradish cream

Roast pork and Moreton Bay Bug spicy chilli kale cabbage stir-fry with horseradish cream

Please check out why I’m in Brisbane at the moment at My Thoughts and Stuff. It’s been a bit stressful but when there was a bit of good news I decided to splurge and celebrate a little.

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I combined roasted pork rasher with some Moreton Bay Bug (aka Slipper lobster, flathead lobster, Thenus orientalis) plus some spicy chilli kale and cabbage stir-fry with horseradish cream.

Did you know that Moreton Bay Bugs and Balmain Bugs are different species? The eyes on the MBBs are farther apart and I reckon Moreton Bay Bugs taste superior to those named after the Sydney suburb of Balmain.

Recipe

Pork and Moreton Bay Bug spicy chilli kale and cabbage salad wit Gary Lum
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Roast pork and Moreton Bay Bug spicy chilli kale cabbage stir-fry with horseradish cream
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 
I combined roasted pork rasher with some Moreton Bay Bug (aka Slipper lobster, flathead lobster, Thenus orientalis) plus some spicy chilli kale and cabbage stir-fry with horseradish cream.
Servings: 2
Calories: 500 kcal
Author: Gary Lum
Ingredients
  • 4 Pork rashers with the rind off
  • 2 Moreton Bay Bugs
  • 1 Packet Kale coleslaw
  • 4 Bird’s eye chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Horseradish cream
  • 1 teaspoon Sour cream
Instructions
  1. Place the pork rashers into a hot (220 °C) oven for 1 hour
  2. Remove the head of the Moreton Bay Bug
  3. Split the tail on half lengthways
  4. Remove the meat from the tail and break it up
  5. Put the meat aside in a bowl in the refrigerator
  6. When the pork has finished cooking remove it from the oven and set it on absorbent paper to drain the free liquid fat
  7. Start to stir-fry the kale coleslaw and sliced bird’s eye chillies
  8. When the cabbage has softened add the horseradish cream and sour cream and stir through
  9. Turn the heat off and keep stirring through the horseradish cream and sour cream
  10. Take the pan off the stove and set aside for a few minutes
  11. While the stir-fry is cooling cut the pork rashers into small pieces
  12. Add the Moreton Bay Bug meat to the stir-fry and mix through
  13. Add the stir-fry and bug meat to bowls and top with the pork rasher meat
  14. Serve with chopsticks

 

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Questions and answers

Where are Moreton Bay Bugs found?

Moreton Bay Bugs are found in the Indian and Pacific oceans. They are known as the slipper lobster as well as the flathead lobster. The scientific name is Thenus orientalis.

Do Moreton Bay Bugs taste better than other seafood?

Well, I prefer Top End Mud Crab and North Sea King crab, but I reckon Moreton Bay Bugs which are fresh are as good as if not better than most prawns. I’d eat fresh oysters over bugs as well as fresh scallops.

What is it with the kale coleslaw?

It’s easily available in the supermarket, it’s colourful, it tastes good and it’s high in fibre. It also stir-fries really well and absorbs strong flavours nicely.

Have you ever combined pork and seafood?

Let me know in the comments below.

 

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16 Responses

  1. I do hope your relative is getting along much better…so nice of your to be there and help out. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

  2. It sounds like a delicious combination, and the lobster much more meatier and juicy than your regular prawns.Never tried this combination before, and generally I go with one meat per dish. I’m boring and routine that way 😀 Very nice to hear you have some good news. Take care and have peaceful end to the year.

    1. Thank you very much Mabel
      I hope you have a good food day tomorrow
      May peace, joy, safety and relaxation be yours for the CNY period.

    2. Hope you have a good tomorrow too, Gaz. Wishing you good food (I’m sure there will be as usual for you) and most important, peace, joy, safety and relaxation too.

  3. Looks great. I don’t think I have ever seen a Moreton Bay Bug before. Here’s to the a great 2018.

    1. Thank you very much Lisa. Likewise, I hope you and yours have a fabulous time as well as being safe, relaxing and peaceful.

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