Yummy fresh sea cockroaches

Almost everyone I know loves seafood, even the ones who are allergic are prepared to suffer for the taste of the sea’s bounty. Except for one friend we know, who refers to them as ‘sea cockroaches’ and admittedly, the name has kinda stuck my head now. That still doesn’t change how seafood is my protein of choice, but I’ve found seafood generally more expensive than back in Singapore and therefore do not indulge very often.

But every once in a while, I subtly suggest to the SO it would be nice if we could drive down to the Gold Coast Fisherman’s Co-op to pick up some prawns. And head down we did, coming away with a kilo of large cooked prawns (about 17 of them) for $30 to peel and savour every bite. I swear the joy of eating delicious fresh seafood is almost better than sex.

Gold Coast Fishermen's Co-op

And you seriously cannot get prawns much fresher than from these guys and they taste nothing like the prawns you might get at a supermarket. The fleet of 12 trawlers head out and sell their catch direct to the public from the boat at some great prices, so you drive in, park and stroll down to whichever pontoon towards the boat you’d like to buy your produce from. Easy peasy!

Gold Coast Fishermen's Co-op

Gold Coast Fishermen's Co-op

Gold Coast Fishermen's Co-op

And it’s all thanks to friend Jun, who as a fellow Singaporean, felt it her patriotic duty to set me on the right path to getting our grubby prawn-smelly hands on fresh seafood. Gotta love fellow foodies.