Calamari ADU Style

Calamari ADU Style

We are very new to this whole cooking squid thing, but with a few tips from a pro named Malcolm from the Point Turton Caravan Park, we’ve nailed it! We now make the BEST calamari ever. Yep, better than from your fav seafood restaurant! Sure, it’s a big call, but we are willing to make it!

INGREDIENTS: (the amounts vary according to how many tubes you are prepping)

  • Squid tubes, cleaned
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Rice Flour
  • Eggs
  • Seasoning of choice. We like garlic powder, onion powder and Herbamere.
  • Avocado oil to fry (deep or shallow). You can use any oil but we love the flavour of this oil

PREPARATION:

To be fair, we’ve only done this with fresh squid that we’ve just caught. We’ve also been told that if you ‘karate chop’ the squid, it will be more tender.

  1. Freeze it. This is SUPER important. Even if you’re going to eat it later that day. Freeze it for as long as you can. Whole in tubes is fine. We often freeze them in the plastic bag we put them in after we’ve cleaned them.
  2. Take them out of the freezer and slice them up into your desired thickness. We like ours pretty thin.
  3. Smoosh up some kiwi fruit and leave the rings to marinate in the kiwi fruit for at least half an hour.
  4. Place some rice flour into a bowl and stir in your seasoning.
  5. Crack an egg or two into another bowl and whisk.

Chris and I do this next part together so his fingers get all eggy and mine stay dry!

6.Dip the rings into the egg. (Chris’s job)
7. Transfer them into the flour. (Chris’s job)
8. Roll until well coated.
9. Heat your oil until quite hot and then fry the squid in batches.
10. Make your friends try it and tell you how AMAZING you are at cooking calamari!

Mutonia Sculpture Park, Oodnadatta Track, SA

Mutonia Sculpture Park, Oodnadatta Track, SA

Is this the most bizarre park in Australia? We think so. It was so strange, we couldn’t figure it out!

Talk about a random way to end our epic adventures along the Oodnadatta Track. ‘Rust in Peace’ … retired mechanic now artist Robin Cooke has quite the sense of humour! He started the park back in 1997 and has been ‘wowing’ (and confusing) travelers ever since. I did read that he returns with a new sculpture every year! I’m not sure how current that info was though. Quite a few of the sculptures here now look like they need a little tender loving … repairing! All of the sculptures are made from recycled rubbish, and there are no information signs, so it’s up to the individual to guess sculpture names and figure out what they might mean. 

This is the brilliantly weird Mutonia Sculpture Park in Alberrie Creek, 30 km west from Marree along the Oodnadatta track in South Australia. It used to be a railway siding on the Old Ghan line. But no trains live here any more. Nope – this is all about planes. And a bus, a car, a windmill, a dragonfly … ok. It has lots of stuff – just no trains that we could see. 

We parked up and headed off exploring the creative randomness that was all over the place. And while we were there, numerous others pulled up, had a quick look at few pieces of art near the gate then left! What? Nooooo! Just keep walking – at least until you get to the Love Bus (named by Chris♥️). It has ‘GHAN’ HOVER BUS SERVICE painted on the side and a (real) rabbits head, amongst other things, inside. 

Stone Henge, the Time Tree (that follows the cycle of the moon), a Windmill Flower, a lady bug, and plenty of other artistic bizarreness is waiting for you when you head off on your own Oodnadatta adventure! 

Have you stopped by the Mutonia Sculpture Park? If so, what did you think? Leave us a comment below!

Titanium Caravans Owners Rally March 2022

Titanium Caravans Owners Rally March 2022

When: March 25-27, 2022
Where: Mt Buffalo Caravan Park, Porepunkah, VIC
Who: Current & future Titanium Caravan owners, plus those who are genuinely interested in potentially owning one. There are cabins available for those who won’t have their own caravan.

We are so excited to be announcing this! Last years rally on the Great Ocean Road was epic, and we know this will be just as good.
This is a stunning caravan park in a beautiful part of Victoria AND there will be free pizza on Saturday night! What’s not to love? 😁

Don’t wait, email or phone to book now! Of course, mention that you’re part of the Titanium crew 😉

📞 03 5756 2235
📧 info@mtbuffalocaravanpark.com.au
Address: Harrison’s Lane, Porepunkah VIC
Website: www.mtbuffalocaravanpark.com.au

 

Camp Oven Chow Mein

Camp Oven Chow Mein

This healthy and delicious Chow Mein, cooked in the camp oven is quick, easy and somehow more satisfying than any other chow mein you will even taste. Try it and see! This is a low carb/keto meal which is why there are no noodles. Please add them if you like!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 500-600g beef mince
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 1/2 large cabbage cut in half, finely sliced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. curry powder
  • 1 Tbsp arrowroot flour (optional to thicken)
  • 1 cup beef stock/bone broth
  • 1/2 cup oyster sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce

METHOD:

  1.  Preheat camp oven.
  2. Heat oil, add mince and onion and stir until beef is browned.
  3. Add curry powder & arrowroot flour (if using) and stir for about 1 minute .
  4. Add stock/broth and sauces and stir for about 2 minutes.
  5. Add carrots and cabbage and cook, stirring for about 15 minutes until the liquid has mostly evaporated and the cabbage is soft.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

 

HEMA HX-2 NAVIGATOR GIVEAWAY

HEMA HX-2 NAVIGATOR GIVEAWAY

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