Day 7 of Western Australia Trip, Big Brook Dam and Forest Marron, Pemberton

We also visited Big Brook Dam and this is also where locals can legally fish for Marrons during the annual open window of 8 January and 5 February.

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P7291233P7291236Even though we didn’t get to fish for any Marron, we made a pit stop in town to buy some Forest Marrons.

P7291240P7291246P7291247These marrons don’t come cheap and you must carry a receipt with you when travelling with them, as it is illegal to fish for them during most time.We got close to 1 kg of Forest Marrons for AU$53 (5 pieces)! The bigger the size, the more expensive it is per KG. But they don’t usually sell the big ones to walk in customers as those are reserved by restaurant.

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P7291250IMG_9187There are simple instructions to cook it and you only need salt and water to cook them! In order to manage them before cooking, we need to put them in the freezer for 10 minutes to knock them out.

IMG_9185Tested the first one and it was a boiling success! Heh.

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IMG_9189IMG_9191And that’s our dinner for the night. I don’t particularly like the taste of the Marrons as there is a soil taste like what you will usually get from freshwater fish and there isn’t that fresh sea sweetness like lobsters. Despite that, it is exceptionally fresh and it is still worth a try just for the experience!

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A lady with many random thoughts and braving this whimsical world with a simple faith. In love with all things vintage and pieces with a story to tell. Loves blogging, enjoys Yoga and has an urgent need to travel to maintain sanity.

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