Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
Posting this recipe for the ZWT Australia which I found at All-Fish-Seafood-Recipes.com. Here is what was stated: "The Moreton Bay bug (Thenus orientalis), also known as the Bay lobster, is a species of slipper lobster found throughout the waters of Australia's north coast. If you don't have Moreton Bay bug you can use lobster, redclaw, or marron in this recipe."
- 8 large green moreton bay bugs
- 2 ounces butter, melted
- 1⁄4 cup lime juice
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Cut soft shell covering away from the underside of bugs.
- Brush with combined butter, lime juice, garlic, dill and pepper.
- Barbecue or grill bugs until tender, brushing with butter mixture while cooking.
Made for the Newest Tag Game, I'm pretty sure that the lobster variety I used was not authentic for the recipe & falling snow made oven-broiling necessary. The mid-size tails I used were a gift from a friend who bought them at a local Farmers Market. I served them in gratin dishes at a dinner party as a starter course w/sml baguette rolls to "sop the sauce". I tasted the basting sauce prior to broiling & feared the lime flavor might be too intense, but when cooked & combined w/the lobster "juices" - it mellowed & was divine. DH & our guests were very impressed. My only regret is that I didn't manage to get a decent pic for the recipe, so you have an IOU for a pic. Thx for posting this great recipe for us. :-)