2.17pm, The Foreshore near the Sailing Club, Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
It’s turned into a pretty dismal squally old day here today, so I’ve decided to do the touristy stuff about town – starting with the Austar Seafood Warehouse – open to the general public. Freshly cooked king prawns from the Gulf, guaranteed to have come off the boats yesterday are all of $28 per kilo. So I’ve got half a kilo on ice, and bought some seafood sauce and a lemon, and headed for the bench down on the foreshore next to the Sailing Club – directly opposite the grain silos.
I’ve started shelling and de veining the prawns, and in no time at all, am surrounded by a bunch of marauding seagulls. They’re pretty game, and come right up to where I’m sitting to grab the heads, tails and shells – if I’m not careful, they’ll dive in and steal the cleaned meat as well!!
And here is the finished product – the best prawn cocktail anywhere in the world today!! It pays to get right into the local food when you travel, and if you don’t have fresh prawns when you’re in Port Lincoln, you’re missing out!!