Recipe for Salt and Pepper Crayfish

Salt and Pepper Cray The preparation

I have been working on a new recipe for crayfish in recent times and believe it is worth sharing as it works well.

Firstly, tail the crayfish and remove the poo shoot.

Then get a very sharp filleting knife and find the gap between the individual medallions in the ail and carefully cut through with the knife avoiding getting broken shell bits. If you cut carefully you will get a very clean cut.

Then get, plain flour, black pepper, salt, white pepper, lemon pepper, Sechuan pepper, garlic salt and chilli pepper and mix in a plastic bag.

Note you need generous amounts of all the spices.

Toss the cray medallions into the mix and coat well.

I have cooked these both on a hot BBQ plate with generous amounts of olive oil and also have deep fried in a wok…both work well.

Cook in batches and when cooked through add additional amounts of Sechuan pepper to the cooked medallions.

Serve with slices of Lime.

Enjoy and let me know if you like it. My wife even likes cray this way and she doesn’t normally touch it!

First renderings of Echo Yachts’ new builds released

Below you will see an announcement that has been released to the world today about what we have been up to since about April last year.

As per our last announcement we (Echo Yachts) are very privileged to have been selected to build the below fleet of Super Yachts, but back then we were still in detailed design mode and not ready to release what we were really up to.

Now we are well into the design and construction of both projects and the designs are at a point where we are happy to share what we have been up to.

The team at Coffee and Magic (Flemming Bo Jensen and Charlene Winfred) have been working diligently over the last few weeks getting ready for this announcement and have been absolutely amazing!

They offer so much more than any other web development company I have worked with in the past as their skills sets compliment each other so well, with Flemming having IT skills second to no one and Charlene having the word smith skills and layout skills to make things flow.

The tasks that Coffee and Magic did for us with this mail out included:

Developing the website for us, advising on the layout, checking the grammar, assisting with fine tuning the data base, arranging the actual mail out, advising on old contacts that were no longer and assisting with the overall brand development.

I would thoroughly recommend Coffee and Magic for any such task as listed above and in the future I am told Coffee and Magic will be offering more services such as graphic design.


And now for the story and the release that has gone out to the media all over the world!

First renderings of Echo Yachts’ new builds released – PRESS RELEASE

Australian superyacht builder Echo Yachts is pleased to report that work on their two new build projects is on schedule and progressing well. For the first time the yard is now able to release official renderings of both projects.

Under construction at the company’s Henderson facility is an 84m Trimaran superyacht, due in 2017, and a 46m catamaran support vessel, due in the first quarter of 2016. Both projects are under construction for the same owner, with many years of ownership experience.

46m Shadow Vessel


The 46m shadow vessel is a catamaran design that will be used as a support vessel for the 84m superyacht on its completion. Built in fibreglass with cutting edge vacuum infusion processes and high tech laminates, the vessel has been designed by LOMOcean in New Zealand to house a fleet of 11 watercraft including a 12m catamaran. An impressive strength to weight ratio will see the yacht able to efficiently cruise in a wide range of environments.

A large amount of design and engineering work was invested into the project prior to build work commencing to ensure a construction process that is extremely efficient without any compromise on quality. Focusing on R&D and harnessing innovation is a core goal of the yard, and the 46m project is a clear demonstration of the beneficial effects of this programme.

84m Trimaran Superyacht


The 84m Trimaran superyacht will be the latest in a long line of superyachts built for her owner and is the culmination of his many years experience. Designed by Sam Sorgiovanni, the yacht will not only be the biggest superyacht ever built in Australia, but also the largest tri-hulled superyacht ever built. Huge interior volumes will ensure ample living space on board for her 12 guests to take advantage of.


These two new projects mark the start of a long-term market presence and strategy for the yard, which particularly specialises in large, custom projects. On completion of the 46m in the first quarter of 2016, Echo Yachts will have an 80m+ build slot available and are seeking inquiries for new build projects.

Yard management are confident that this opportunity represents an attractive prospect for owners looking to take advantage of both an attractive exchange rate on the Australian dollar and Echo Yacht’s offering of a high-quality, no fuss build.

Senior management and shareholders of Echo Yachts. (left to right):Mark Stothard, Jurien van Rongen and Nick Gardiner.

Although a young operation, the combined expertise of its staff and their many decades of experience within the superyacht industry means that Echo Yachts is set to be a serious player in large yacht construction. Bringing together the team from Australia and around the world was a key consideration for company senior management Mark Stothard, Jurien van Rongen and Nick Gardiner. Their investment into selecting the right team is already paying dividends in the quality and on-schedule and on-budget builds of the two new projects.

Echo Yachts facility
Echo Yachts facility

With the yard able to build any hull form in aluminium, steel, composite, or a combination of these materials, it is more than qualified to meet the demands of any custom project. In addition to the strength and skillsets of the yard team, the Australian reputation for innovative high-quality construction makes Echo Yachts a particularly appealing option, especially for those based in the nearby Asia-Pacific where yacht ownership continues to rise in popularity.

The yard welcomes all enquiries, and looks forward to continuing to build its market presence in 2015.

Drama in East Fremantle!

Swans with Yacht

Yacht down

Over the last 6 months I have been watching the little yacht shown above thinking that when the conditions were right that I would stop and shoot it.

On Wednesday, the conditions were perfect, so I pulled over and as I was scoping the shot, 3 swans swam past as if to say….’would you like some foreground interest…and what about a uniform right hand head turn to boot!

Very cool, but then what happened this morning when driving to work is I looked over and the little yacht was no more! Nothing but the mast left poking out of the water!

How uncanny was it that after looking at shooting it for 6 months that I manage to shoot it just 2 days before she was no more!

New ferry handed over for Taiwan




Earlier this week, Evolution Commercial successfully handed over this 29m cat ferry for Taiwan which achieved 36.5 knots on trials and will operate down in the Southern parts of Taiwan.

We have a very happy client who have been a pleasure to deal with and the boat performs exceptionally well, thanks to the design prowess of our Naval architects One 2 Three Naval Architects.

Nice work once again Evolution Commercial team!

The manufique GIANTS of Perth


By the numbers estimation of how many people were out and about chasing GIANTS this weekend, I think it is fair to say that half of Perth were out on the GIANT mission!

Lee and I were no exception and decided to ride in yesterday afternoon and followed the big guy down to Langley park.

Then this morning took our neighbours up to Perth waters in our boat and ended up in prime position.

During a lull in activities I cooked up a lamb roast on the BBQ and then we followed the giants down river for a while then over took them and anchored at Chidley point where we had a nice lunch whilst waiting for the final parade.

I think it is fair to say that GIANTS touched a few soft spots around town and the crew worked very hard to pull it all together.

The guys who were working the leg movements would have slept well tonight I am thinking!

You can see the video I put together here.

Things that caught my eye yesterday

Memorial Flame

Memorial Red


There is some pretty cool stuff going on in Perth this week.

On my way back from a shoot last night, I noticed a cool laser show up at the memorial, so I pulled over and pinged off a few.

There was another one going on at the Royal Perth Yacht club and as yet haven’t worked out what was going on, but it looked good for sure.

The face shot is on the side of the Norfolk hotel in Fremantle.

That was the other thing that caught my eye and I had the photoshop treatment in mind when I shot it.

I hope you enjoy the images.

Pick up Sunset!

Pick up Sunset 2

Pick Up Sunset

Driving back home the other night and I spotted this cool looking pick up with the owner and his lady kicking back on the tray just watching the sun going down.

The scene looked like something out of a movie and very much caught my eye, so I pulled over and skirted around with my 200mm and pinged off a couple of images whilst they posed very naturally for me.

Having the big lens on meant they were none the wiser that their serene moment was being captured…or interrupted for that matter!

An opportunity to pick up some very cheap camera gear

Camera solutions

Camera Solutions have decided to merge their business with Camera Electronics which is effective as of this Saturday the 14th.

Peta and Paul North would rather sell their existing stock at much reduced prices than move the stock, so there are some great opportunities to pick up some bargains if you get in quick.

Camera Solutions store can be found on the corner of Barrack Street and Murray Street mall.

Below is an indication of the savings that are on offer:

Ends Sat 14th Feb
All Stock Reduced to Clear
Filters From $1
Pulu Keeling Bird Book $1
Tripods 1/2 Price
Travel Plugs 1/2 Price
Camera Bags 1/2 Price
Camera Batteries 1/2 Price
Camera Accessories 1/2 Price
Frames and Photo Albums 1/2 Price
Nikon Digital Camera Only $79
Canon 700D with 18-55 Lens $795
Canon 700D Twin Lens Kit $1049
Olympus EM-5 with 12-50 $695
Olympus EM-5 Twin Kit $695
Olympus Lens Below Cost
Canon Lenses Below Cost
Nikon Lenses Below Cost
Many other Items reduced
Grab A Bargain

Camera Solutions
are re-locating to
Camera Electronics
230 Stirling St Perth.
From the 16th February 2015

Camera Solutions |PH 08 92255966 ||