Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Mudcrab vs Crayfish Catch and Cook

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Hey guys today we're gonna go for a walk get some mud crabs, go for a swim to get some crayfish

later on we do a bit of a cook up I'd like to thank everybody for subscribing

to the channel and I hope you enjoy this one

first mud crab for winter

that's that crab out of the tree trunks I'll just go wash it and tie it up

show you guys how to measure

there you go, nice and clean

that will be tasty

I'll run you through the legal laws of Queensland with our mud

crabs from tip to tip grab yourself a measuring gauge,

15 centimetres is our legal size

what you look for on here you've got the V that represents the

buck the male crab, the female mud crabs are illegal to take they've got a round

section right there

we call them the d**k Bone and that's why it's always hard

to tell other people

I think they say on here actually so this one's getting old

its copped a lot of abuse, that shows that V for the male and the female has got a

round base we"ll probably find one later on today my be able to show you

I'll run you through tying up a crab, generally I always like to keep A

roll of any type of rope thin but strong a good length is going for my

left nipple out to my hand

come under the crab, under its claws you'll string it tight to where its body is

under there above the claws through the claws foot on the back and just bring it in

the tighter you can bring these arms around the less chance it has

it breaking loose just came behind those rear swimming legs

and a couple of granny knots

yeah he's not going anywhere

did some research on some mangrove worms and the

ones that I found on the Internet really white

but the one that I found here in

Brizzy is like opaque it was clear figured I'd give it a go and it was it

was foul the initial taste was like sweet and then it just had like a

petrol taste taste like petroleum like oil feels disgusting so

I've really got to clean the mouth out this oyster is probably going to be the best thing to

put in my mouth at the moment

oh yes

oh that takes all that horrible taste away

ah thank God, that worm was disgusting I really should have filmed

it for you guys because it was foul

I wanted to find you guys one

they're interesting,

so the ones that I've seen people have a white like

pure white and so these ones they're almost see-through this one's full of a

heap of old mangrove root that it's been eating

that's its head so this is what

it used the boar through the timber so over years they just keep on crunching

and create little tubes through here so surprisingly though these are my best

friend because what happens is over the years

they'll eat out the base of a big old mangrove tree and that's where the

mud crabs start to come in and they make holes in there so

these ones taste horrible absolutely horrible so yeah I'll put them back in

let them be I think until I find the real ones

these are some of the other little treats I found sometimes

because the mangroves are the home of a lot of a

lot of juvenile things and they start they've got a lot of prawns right

every time comes through winter there's always a new lot of prawns and these

things are sweetest nicest little treats you can find while putting your

arm down a crab hole anyway these little prawns absolutely beautiful they're so

sweet so we don't have a size limit on them so you don't have to feel too bad

about having a couple

back to crabbing

just came across a pile of old bones not so sure what it is

might be dugong but not a professional let us know if if somebody actually

specializes in this type of thing so you can see with ribcage spine and possibly

tail came out this way so if this looks like anything you know that it

I'd love for you to let me know cause it's always cool to find out

this areas like a burial ground for skeleton there's a small turtle shell here

there's another turtle shell over there,

thing with all them none of

them have heads so I don't know whether we got a lots of sharks

here in the bay I don't know whether it from the sharks must eat

up and get in it but always sad seeing the little ones

always good to have a look at

turtle scattered everywhere but found a skullI

unlike before come across so many it's probably like the 10th in probably two hours

yeah always wonder whether they come up into

the mangroves to die or whether they just float up here after they die

so we do have lots

of shark and lots of boat traffic unfortunately they get in the way but

it's a I see them underwater way bigger like really big actually say when

you come across smaller turtles it's kinda like always wonder why or how but that's

life I guess

these are a periwinkle otherwise known as a mangrove snail they're not for everybody

but if you like escargot like me then you'll like them so they're

quite hard on the outside on the inside it's a quite a nice little treat

it's like a cross between an oyster and a kind of like a muscle quite good

if there's any marine biologist in Brisbane that wans to have a beer you can fill me

in the fact that how come there's so many bigger mangrove trees constantly

dropping seeds even during the low tide but there's no new mangroves growing

there's it's very rare I rarely see new ones popping up i don't know if its a thought

for the future or it just happens like that but I see places where even with

bigger trees I have snapped they've got so big the

insides eaten out they fall down there's no new mangroves growing around it

either so that's small things like that play on

my mind, something to think about

that's our morning done I only ended up with one mud crab

had a couple of other little tasty treats,

lets go for a dive

just back from mud crabbing and spearing, I ain't no chef but I'll show you how I

cook up most of my feeds anyway

found a nice way to cook crayfish on the coals

just use the chimney heat up the coals takes probably 20 minutes but

they get red hot in there it's nice and easy I can walk away do all my prep work

make this quick so chili, chives, garlic, plenty of garlic I love it

just can't get enough salt, onions salt and pepper, parsley & butter

all goes into the pot I'll put that on the coals cook it up

sprinkle it over the crays when she's on the coals

cause my main ingredient is garlic go ahead and buy

one of these it's the easiest I just took the lugs off the garlic it's the hard parts just makes

life easier

I'll get this sauce started

I always like to stir at while I'm melting the butter down saves it getting

that burnt flavor

don't let that butter burn it just doesn't give the right flavor

alright thats just about right now

oh yeah

forgot the lemon

don't forget the lemon

got the crays ready the sauce is ready gonna start prepping the crab now

I'll wait for the water to boil now the way that I do it by do I clean my crabs

and I'll show you how but I don't use a lot of water I like to put just enough

water to cover half the shell when it's in the pot so it's more of

a steaming method and you don't lose any of your flavor two things I add

if I don't get fresh salt water where I've caught the crabs from I add salt and a

little bit of sugar just helps those flavors just really

change it a little bit and it's makes it a little bit nicer

this method of cleaning the crab looks bad but a lot of people tell you stick

them in the freezer until they go to sleep what happens is the crab starts to

freeze at a quick temperature before it actually enjoys going to sleep so I've

actually put a lot more stress on your crab so this method it's it's part of

the iki jime it's like a Japanese technique of virtually going through the

spine going through the brain it gives it an instant shutdown and from

experience the meat actually tastes a lot better so I'll show you how nice

sharp knife come to the top of the V and what you do you want to come down so

when you're pushing in you'll come down and go towards the head

what's gonna happen you'll see its legs curl up don't touch it it's it's nerves reacting

and then it'll go it'll go limp and it's quite a quick proces

so close your eyes if you're a bit screamish

that's done now

what do you do with the knife put a bit of a slit on both sides

thumb goes in

you're going to separate the body from the meat and the legs

clean these gills out

grab your thumb fingers grab on to them

A little twist

take that front mouth out

I've tried eating this I don't thoroughly enjoy it

so I just to get rid of it

that that's what I end up with

thats what I'll boil steam

so crayfish time

old trick of the trade

so these everything's got a poop chute and you want to get it out before you

cook grab one they feelers

snap it at about that thickness

flip it over

this pretty much takes out that cord

tube that's in there

just get rid of that

grab your knife

just separate the bottom of the shell to the tail

a bit of a twist and you're good stuffs out

I'm gonna split these because I'm putting the sauce on top just makes a

bit nicer throughout just easiest to get some scissors cut the sell top and bottom

you can use the knife but

I don't like sharpening my knifes all the time

water is boiled salt and sugar goes in now and the crab

have a look at that

see how the crabs not fully submerged

that's the perfect amount of water lid goes on bring back to the boils

15 minutes and that'll be perfect

coals are all set crays go on shell side down

and I don't flip them I put a arm like a little lid on top

that's just ensures that the sauce stays on top

add the good stuff

drop the lid I'll put that sauce on a couple more times but I found roughly

the same amount I'm in the crab 15 minutes it's a pretty good time

not gonna let these puppies go to waste I'll put it on the boil just like I did

with the mud crabs plenty of meat in the legs and plenty of meat in the knuckles

these pretty much done now


you know I eat anything but these are a little treat

ahh crayfish chippy


good timing crays are done and crab is done

and pop these puppies

I know how this is going to taste but I'll do a taste test anyway do that put

a dippy sauce

yeah thats bloody beautiful

one more for good luck

mum's gonna love it

should show you guys how to eat a mud crab

theres three parts to it i reckon

legs body claws

always start from the back

pinch it down here sometimes

give it a squeeze just loosens up all the cartilage for the meat to come out

and then you can do a little pull and twist and all the meat comes

out of the leg out of the body

mud crab might be better than crayfish

you guys might have to decide one day

when you cook it up

go back through you can pretty much break up every part and

get a bit of meat out

leg same thing

now this time cool technique always start from the tip then you can do a

pinch and pull and it brings out that meet perfectly

so you're not wasting anything

a lot of people don't eat mud crab because I think it's too

fiddly but you can really devour my crab pretty quick when it doesn't come out

all you do crack the end and then squeeze and brings all that meat up

it's all pretty straightforward I'll grab something to bang it apart

butter knife its all you need to crack it

just do a couple ofcracks all around the line of

of the claw and the whole thing's pops out is one big lollipop

pooh she's hot

alright mud crabs are better then cray done done and dusted

don't get caught up on trying to add too many flavors to your mud crab if you cook it up

like I did you're gonna have beautiful natural flavors because naturally

they're sweet and they're salty really good better than cray better than

prawns better than bugs you'll enjoy it

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