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Mussels

Introduction For most Namibians, access to fresh mussels and other seafood is extremely limited and highly dependent on the ability to self-harvest. Fresh seafood is also very expensive compared to other proteins available in retail stores. Namibia’s lucrative seafood industry exports most local seafood but recreational harvesting is allowed for […]

 
Fresh Namibian Oysters
Recipes, Shellfish

Oysters with mango salsa

Frozen oysters should not be overlooked. This recipe that combines oysters with mango is proof of how good they can be. The oysters are only lightly cooked, which improves their texture. The mango adds sweetness and freshness whilst the onions add a little crunch. The chilli adds heat. The addition […]

 
Recipes, Shellfish

Deep-fried oyster sandwich

The New Orleans po’boy is a classic deep-fried oyster sandwich. It is most likely a variation of the famous “oyster loaves”. These deep-fried oysters on French loaves were popular in the city way back during the late 1800s already. The exact origin of the name po’boy is uncertain but one […]

 
Crayfish from Namibia
Recipes, Shellfish

Crayfish Bisque

Who does not like crayfish bisque? Namibian Crayfish or West Coast rock lobsters (Jasus lalandii) is indigenous to Namibia and the West coast of southern Africa. It is a highly sought after ingredient. Most of the national catch is exported, therefore it is a difficult ingredient to source. Recreational harvesting […]