Boating NZ : FREE TO READ March 2014
SERVES 6 24 green shrimp/prawns, shells on MARINADE 1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves minced garlic 3 tablespoons lemon juice freshly ground black pepper or chilli flakes 2–3 fresh bay leaves MUDDICA ATTURRATA 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs (made with 1–3-day-old bread) 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon sugar 1⁄2 cup pine nuts, toasted 1⁄2 cup finely chopped parsley 2 cloves garlic, minced zest of 1 lemon salt and freshly ground pepper 1–2 anchovies (optional) 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional) GREMOLATA 1⁄2 cup parsley, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced zest of 2 lemons and juice of 1 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil Mix the ingredients for the marinade together. Add the shrimp, tossing them to coat. Leave these to marinate at least three hours in the refrigerator. Continue to move them around during the time that they are marinating. Grill prawns on a hot grill plate for about five minutes, turning once or alternatively, cook them in a frying pan over high heat. Arrange the prawns on a large serving platter and scatter with one of the following combinations. MUDDICA ATTURRATA (Sicilian-style garnish) Fried breadcrumbs are used frequently in Sicilian cooking. This is the mixture that I often use as a stuffing – the nutmeg and anchovies are optional. In a non-stick frying pan, toast the breadcrumbs over a low flame in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, until golden. Remove from the heat and add the sugar, mix well and then add the remaining oil, stirring it in gently. Set aside to cool. Stir in all of the other ingredients. GREMOLATA (Milanese-style garnish) If you’ve cooked osso bucco, you’ll know about sprinkling the meat with a combination of parsley, garlic and lemon zest. When I am using gremolata over fish I also add extra ingredients. Mix all of the ingredients together. snapper can be extremely wary. Fixed two-hook rigs with 5/0 hooks work well and consider using circle hooks, especially if you use a single-hook rig. Again, there’s no need for big baits, but regularly change baits for fresh ones and keep up a steady stream of berley. If piper or mackerel turn up in your berley trail, catch some to use as live baits, fished either on the surface under a float, or near the bottom on a running rig. Live baits account for plenty of kingfish and a few extra- large harbour snapper. NYLON OR BRAID Most people prefer nylon monofilament over superbraid for channel fishing, including flasher rigs, but the choice is yours. I suspect snapper feel you through the braided line when stray line fishing and they’ll often spook before you can set the hook, but this is less of an issue with running rigs and flashers. A rod with a softish tip is helpful if you use braid. A 6-8kg nylon monofilament line is about right, while 10-12kg works well for braided lines. Italian grilled shrimp with a fried breadcrumb and herb garnish I have always used marinades before grilling any fish. If I am presenting the fish with a sauce, I keep the marinade simple so it doesn’t compete with the flavours. For these grilled shrimp/prawns I use a garnish of fried breadcrumbs as the finishing condiment. My standard marinade acts as a vehicle to lubricate the prawns. Guests will easily eat three shrimp/prawns each. They cook quickly, so watch them carefully as they cook. Recipe extracted with permission from Small Fishy Bites by Marisa Raniolo Wilkins, with food photography by Sue Stubbs, published by New Holland, $39.99. METHOD FROM THE GALLEY Kaitaia Ba y of isl and s Russell Kawakawa Hikurangi WHANGAREI Hen & Chicken Is. Marotere Is. Little Barrier Is. Wellsford Whangaparoa Peninsula Takapuna Manurewa Papakura Thames C.Colville Great Barrier Is. Mercury Is. Coromandel Peninsula Waiuku Pukekohe Papatoetoe Dargaville Kaikohe The Pinnacles Mokohinau Is. Muriwai Piha Waiheke Is. Rangitoto Is. Tiritiri Matangi Is. Kawau Is. Flat Rock Hauraki Gulf. Manukau Harbour ANCHORING AND FISHING PROHIBITED ZONE ANCHORING AND FISHING PROHIBITED ZONE Kerikeri Poor Knights Is. AUCKLAND Kaipara Harbour AUCKLAND FOR MORE DETAIL REFER TO APPROPRIATE MARINE CHARTS they are inside or outside a prohibited area. Beyond the confines of the “anchoring and fishing prohibited” areas, the cables are clearly marked on the appropriate marine charts. Considering possible positioning inaccuracies and repaired cable section deviations, fishermen are advised to keep a minimum distance of one nautical mile from either side of charted cables. Note this number For any queries regarding submarine cables, call: • A maximum fine of $250,000 for damaging a submarine cable. Additional to the fine for damage, the cable owners would inevitably pursue the recover of costs associated with repairs, this could be up to $750,000 plus a day; a typical repair can take up to two weeks (around $10 million). Be Aware These International submarine cables carry up to 10,000 volts to power the system repeaters along the cable. What should you do? • If you are going into any of these areas, be sure to check your marine charts and/or GPS plotter so you know the exact locations of the prohibited zones. The relevant charts are NZ53, NZ5322, NZ532, NZ522, NZ52, NZ42 and NZ43. The symbols used to mark the zones are detailed in Figure 1. • If you suspect you have snagged your anchor or fishing gear on a submarine cable in one of these areas, don’t try to free it. Note your position, abandon your gear, then contact Telecom. What happens outside the prohibited areas? These cables are covered by the Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Act regardless of whether FIGURE 1 SYMBOLS RELATING TO SUBMARINE CABLES 0800-SUBMARINE or 0800-782 627 “Catch fish... not cables” 0314-16 Telecom New Zealand Limited has Operational and Maintenance responsibilities for a number of International Submarine Cables which come ashore in the Auckland area. These cables supply International telecommunications for both New Zealand and Australia to the rest of the world. The protection of these cables is paramount to their many owners, of which Telecom is one. These cables are laid in three submarine cable corridors in the greater Auckland area where anchoring or fishing is prohibited under the Submarine Cable & Pipeline Protection Act. These areas are: • Muriwai Beach out to the 12 mile territorial limit where both anchoring and fishing is prohibited. • Scott Point to Island Bay in the upper Waitemata Harbour where anchoring is prohibited. • Takapuna Beach this runs from Takapuna Beach in the south to just north of the Hen & Chicken Island (opposite Taiharuru Head) where anchoring and fishing is prohibited. Note: These protected areas are monitored by sea & air patrols. These are some of the penalties • A maximum fine of $20,000 for a non-commercial vessel. • A maximum fine of $100,000 for a commercial vessel. subscribe online at www.mags4gifts.co.nz/boating-nz 109 Out of the Ocean_March14.indd 109 18/02/2014 9:54:32 a.m.
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