Yabbies in a Coconut Milk and Tomato Broth

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Appears in
A Taste of Australia: The Bathers Pavilion Cookbook

By Victoria Alexander and Genevieve Harris

Published 1995

  • About

Yabbies are a freshwater crayfish. You can substitute an equal quantity of prawns (shrimp) or firm-fleshed white fish.


  • 5 cm (2 in) piece fresh ginger
  • 2 brown (yellow) onions


PEEL AND ROUGHLY CHOP the ginger and onions. Roughly chop the chilli peppers and the tomatoes. Wash and dry the basil and coriander leaves. Place the ginger, onions, chilli peppers, tomatoes, basil and coriander leaves in a food processor or blender with a little of the fish stock and process until you have a fine paste. The paste is not strained from the broth so it is very important th