Australian has some of the world's best local Seafood. Curtis Stone cooked Oprah a BBQ Seafood delight on Whitehaven Beach, Hamilton Island.
Oprah is a name known across the world. She represents strength, beauty and character. During her Australian Tour late 2010, she attracted many well known celebrities to promote Australia and all it has to offer.
Curtis Stone, a well known Australian Chef joined Oprah on Hamilton Island, Whitehaven Beach cooking a beach BBQ and seafood delight for almost 100 guests. Hamilton Island is a beautiful and glamorous Queensland destination, with the best of Queensland Seafood Produce. Together they enjoyed a fun afternoon on the beach with friends and great food.
If you have seen the footage, you will have seen a purpose built ice bar and a diverse and abundant range of local Seafood; king prawns, oysters, lobster, red claw crayfish and lobster. This really set my tastebuds is overdrive with the quality, presentation and appreciation that went into cooking with fresh local produce.
In reality, it really does take a team of experts to organise and coordinate a spectacle of this proportion. For most of us around the world, we don't need such extravagance. We simply want to buy and cook great seafood for us and our friends and family. Unfortunately we all can't have a personal chef like Curtis Stone.
If you are having your own weekend getaway or a party at home, you can wow your guests with a beautiful meal including fresh prawns, oysters and fish. Buying fresh will save you time and money, and may not even require you to do any cooking!
Condiments and sauces are a great idea when serving seafood. They give such a great presentation and really give the visual appeal. Lemons and limes give a great colour when next to prawns, and look fabulous when placed on ice; so simple, yet so effective.
A beautiful sauce will finish off your seafood; try a homemade Seafood Sauce or homemade Mayonnaise with a touch of lemon, tomato sauce and Worcestershire Sauce. Cream can be substituted with mayonnaise if you prefer. Once you have learnt how to make Mayonnaise you may buy it again, as it offers such a rich thick creamy taste and texture.
Enjoy your local seafood as did Oprah on her Australian Tour!