Dinner on Elcho Island 17th April 2009 Who knows where Galiwinku is? This town on Elcho Island community is found on the bottom of the Wessel Islands off the north-west coast of Arnhem Land in the Australia's remote Northern Territory. Though I only had a couple of days here to visit friends it truly was a fascinating experience in an unique and amazing place.
Apart from spectacular wildlife, beautiful bush and a rich local culture Elcho Island also offers some awesome fishing. Heading out for an evening session with mates produced some serious excitement when we hooked into a school of aggressive Queen Fish. Though I don't indulge enough in Hong Kong, fishing is one of my great passions and connecting with big fish after big fish while the sun set over the Arafura Sea was a truly awesome experience.
Queen Fish are a hard fighting, powerful pelagic fish that also do alright on the dinner table. An Asian inspired meal served on banana leaves was a great way to experience the culinary delights of these fish. Malay style chicken, green vegetables, rice and a moist, tender, surprisingly meaty Queen Fish stuffed with limes, ginger and lemongrass made for a memorable meal.