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BS: Throw another one on the barbie.....

Shanghaiceltic 21 Nov 04 - 11:20 PM
Peace 21 Nov 04 - 11:23 PM
Peace 21 Nov 04 - 11:25 PM
Ebbie 22 Nov 04 - 12:05 AM
GUEST 22 Nov 04 - 12:35 AM
Metchosin 22 Nov 04 - 01:52 AM
dianavan 22 Nov 04 - 02:29 AM
Metchosin 22 Nov 04 - 02:55 AM
Georgiansilver 22 Nov 04 - 04:07 AM
John MacKenzie 22 Nov 04 - 04:27 AM
Cluin 22 Nov 04 - 04:29 AM
Cluin 22 Nov 04 - 04:35 AM
Metchosin 22 Nov 04 - 04:50 AM
GUEST,Giok 22 Nov 04 - 06:58 AM
MBSLynne 22 Nov 04 - 07:10 AM
John MacKenzie 22 Nov 04 - 08:39 AM
freda underhill 22 Nov 04 - 08:54 AM
John MacKenzie 22 Nov 04 - 09:28 AM
Bill D 22 Nov 04 - 11:06 AM
freda underhill 22 Nov 04 - 04:48 PM
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Subject: BS: Throw another one on the barbie.....
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 21 Nov 04 - 11:20 PM

Well I have eaten lots of odd things here and I know people do eat locust, but I cannot thnk of them as prawns! even flying ones. Do they go pink when cooked?



A plague of locusts? Think of them as delicious sky prawns
By Nick Squires in Sydney
(Filed: 22/11/2004)

As parts of Australia struggle to deal with the worst locust plague in 30 years, a new cookbook is advising Outback residents that if you can't beat them, eat them.

The book, Cooking with Sky Prawns, is the work of a pair of government agricultural officers in New South Wales and contains more than 20 locust recipes.

Renaming locusts "sky prawns" will, the authors hope, make the airborne pests more acceptable to Australian palates.

Dishes include locust dumplings, chocolate-covered locusts, locust-flavoured popcorn and "Coonabarabran stir fry", named after one of the towns in New South Wales that has been most affected by the plague.

The state is facing the worst locust infestation in a generation, with billions reaching adulthood and and taking to the sky. Predators that normally keep numbers under control have been depleted by drought. Farmers report swarms 30 miles long and three miles wide. Co-author Edward Joshua says: "If you've eaten a lobster, crab or crayfish, you've already eaten Arthropoda, of which insects are part. So popping a big, juicy locust in your mouth is only a step away."


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Subject: RE: BS: Throw another one on the barbie.....
From: Peace
Date: 21 Nov 04 - 11:23 PM

Sky prawns, huh? Take the wings and legs off before ya eat 'em. They go good with about three or four beer--cases that is.


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Subject: RE: BS: Throw another one on the barbie.....
From: Peace
Date: 21 Nov 04 - 11:25 PM

I wonder how Ken's gonna take to the title of this thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Throw another one on the barbie.....
From: Ebbie
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 12:05 AM

LOL Brucie, haven't you heard? The word is that Ken and B are no longer an item.


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Subject: RE: BS: Throw another one on the barbie.....
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 12:35 AM

GI Joe wants to throw one into barbie


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Subject: RE: BS: Throw another one on the barbie.....
From: Metchosin
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 01:52 AM

I love shrimp and prawns, but if you think about it, would you really be as eager to eat one, if instead of being associated with the sea, it was something that crawled out of your closet?


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Subject: RE: BS: Throw another one on the barbie.....
From: dianavan
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 02:29 AM

How big are these locusts anyway? Are they the size of shrimp? If so, I probably wouldn't bother but if they were like big prawns, heh - I'd give em a try. Free protein, I'd say.

Wonder how they'd taste with a little garlic butter.

You could get fancy and make a locust cocktail.

d


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Subject: RE: BS: Throw another one on the barbie.....
From: Metchosin
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 02:55 AM

I just knew I could eat a pill bug if I was hungry enough.


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Subject: RE: BS: Throw another one on the barbie.....
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 04:07 AM

John the Baptist lived on them, they can't be that bad!!
Best wishes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Throw another one on the barbie.....
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 04:27 AM

Yep there are certainly many things that crawl out of a closet that I wouldn't consider eating either Metchosin.
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Throw another one on the barbie.....
From: Cluin
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 04:29 AM

Eat worms.

They'll get their own back on you soon enough.


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Subject: RE: BS: Throw another one on the barbie.....
From: Cluin
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 04:35 AM

A little girl is playing with two dolls and her mom comes into the room to see what she is doing. The mother sees her daughter has a Barbie and a G.I. Joe doll.

"What are you doing with your brother's G.I. Joe, tootsie?" asks the mother. "Where's your Ken doll? You know Barbie comes with Ken."

"No, mother," explains the little girl without looking up. "Barbie comes with G.I. Joe. She fakes it with Ken."


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Subject: RE: BS: Throw another one on the barbie.....
From: Metchosin
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 04:50 AM

LOL Cluin!

Well if its silverfish, Giok, for gawds sake, don't step on it, eat it! Waste not want not.


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Subject: RE: BS: Throw another one on the barbie.....
From: GUEST,Giok
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 06:58 AM

Well I was thinking more of people.
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Throw another one on the barbie.....
From: MBSLynne
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 07:10 AM

You have PEOPLE crawling out of your closet???


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Subject: RE: BS: Throw another one on the barbie.....
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 08:39 AM

metaphorically Lynn
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Throw another one on the barbie.....
From: freda underhill
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 08:54 AM

Witchetty Grubs - the old fashioned way:

Witchetty grubs are the true taste of the outback. With a chickeny and nutty flavour and bittersweet after taste they are the ideal snack for your every day bushman on walkabout.
The best way to cook these little blighters is find a small stick in the bush, but long enough to put in the fire without endangering your hands, and then put the stick through the witchetty grubs head. This kills the grub, and at the same time it is stuck to the stick. Hover the grub-on-a-stick over the heat of the campfire for a few seconds then take it away from the heat. Then a few seconds later hover the grub over the heat once again. Repeat this process a few times until licks of smoke and steam come from the grub. Remove the grub from the stick and put it on a cool stone in the shade, and leave it for about 5 minutes, or until cool. Now cook a few more and eat as entree to the kangaroo you are about to devour!!

Witchetty Grubs - the Balmain restaurant way:

Witjuti Grub and Bunya Nut Soup

The Witjuti grub is a unique food source to the Aboriginal people of Australia. It has been used for thousands of years as a rich source of nutrients and proteins by numerous tribes across Australia. Often the grubs were eaten raw. Bunya Nuts are the seeds of the Bunya Bunya Pine tree. They have a potato-pine taste and were used by many Aboriginal tribes.

2 litres (4¼ pints) chicken stock
5 leeks, finely chopped
2 onions, finely chopped
15 large witjuti grubs
15 bunya nuts, boiled,peeled and chopped
salt, pepper
bay leaves
whipped cream

Boil chicken stock. Add leek and onions. Simmer. Puree grubs, add nuts and grub puree to the stock. Add bay leaves, salt and pepper and simmer for 1 hour. Serve topped with the cream.


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Subject: RE: BS: Throw another one on the barbie.....
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 09:28 AM

I ate kangaroo when I was over, and enjoyed it, gave the grubs a miss. Did you pay your fares today Freda.
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Throw another one on the barbie.....
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 11:06 AM

when billions of 17 year Cicadas emerged here in the Eastern USA in the spring, there were many recipes floating about, and many people tried them...some liked them. Fortunately, this type of locust doesn't fly for hundreds of miles and eat everything in sight...they just sing, have sex and go back to bed like sensible folky bugs.


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Subject: RE: BS: Throw another one on the barbie.....
From: freda underhill
Date: 22 Nov 04 - 04:48 PM

i have never eaten either Giok (being a veg) and no, I travelled to and from work free c/o a very embarassed state rail minister, as some sort of compensation for waiting an hour and a half here and there for trains that never came, but were advertised as coming, because they never bothered to announce things like, oh, you have to go to central to get that train, or things like, all trains after 9.30 pm have been cancelled, you have to get a bus, or things like the train on platform 19 will not come, no matter how long you wait, and we dont even know why it will not come, except that we know it wont come, however we're not going to let you knoiw that it wont come because, well, then you'd stop waiting on the platform or something wouldnt you and maybe even get a cab or something that would actually get you home.

and it felt like an empty gesture because i know that they thought theyd lose the election and let everything run down so as they could blame the new govt in opposition, but oops they got elected for a fourth term and now the trains are truly stuffed and there's no money to do anything about it, and so the same thing will keep happening for months, possibly years, and in the meantimetheyre raking in the money from the casino and where's it all going? oh, theyve contracted it out, havent they, private enterprise and people dying in the waiting rooms of hospitals or on trains stations, waiting three weeks for trains that have been cancelled.

and when michael costa says theyre going to buy a whole lot of new trains that are half as big as the old ones, i think of myself crammed in like sardines in a cattle truck rattling along and waiting in 40 degree heat on a bad day with the air conditioning not adequete never is and tryng to read the newspaper of the person standing next to me who is holding it in a deliberately mutant way so that i cant see it and i cant read it, and its the sports page anyway but i'm so bored and fed up with being late for work that i dont care, and then someone "accidently" moves too close and i tread on thier foot as hard as i can and wish i had stilettos but who wants to cripple your feet for the sake of an occasional good weapon?

yes, yesterday i travelled free on the trains, as compensation for all of that.


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