Assalam alaikoum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh 😀
When a sister came to visit down under a couple of weeks ago, we went to a local market to buy marrons. If you’re wondering what marrons are – they belong to the ‘Crustacean’ family along with crabs and lobsters. One unique feature about marrons is their fusion of crab, lobster, crayfish and bugs all in one! It has the body similar to crayfish,crab and prawn but tastes like lobster. And you can only find them in the area I live in 🙂
We bought a few of these fresh from the aquarium! The lady simply stuck her hand into the water and grabbed these little buddies out of the water – without any gloves on!
Anyway, I had a little ‘mishap’ when we were at the fish and chips restaurant. I left the bag unattended whilst I was busy playing with my phone when the bag of marrons tilted. Immediately, I grabbed hold of it but to my surprise, two marrons crawled out onto the table.
I shrieked. The sister was in the washroom then and no one was there to help me! I ran over whilst the marrons were still crawling, dropped to the ground and crawled even more! I didn’t dare touch them in case I get pinched. A man walked over, picked them up and simply put them back whilst I stood there horrified. Lol..
The sisters let me decide how to cook these marrons since I was so excited about it heh. Boiled them in herb water for about 5 minutes or till it turns red. This way you kill them instantly and at the same time, it leaves that herby taste.
Cut them up into halves and smear garlic butter with a tinge of salt, chilli flakes and then grill them on high heat for a few minutes. We overcooked the marrons because the grill was not hot enough so the meat was slightly dry.
I hope to get another batch of marrons soon! 🙂 They are just $5 each!
Look what we found at the market too! Anyone wants to make a guess how do you break an ostrich egg 🙂 And that one ostrich egg is equivalent to how many chicken eggs 🙂