Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest: Popular TV chef Fast Ed will cook up a storm at this weekend’s event

TV chef Ed Halmagyi has praised WA’s “world-class” crabs ahead of this weekend’s Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest where he will teach people his favorite seafood secrets.

After a three-year absence, the two-day event will return to the stage better than ever with family fun, entertainment and dining experiences along the city’s foreshore.

Crab Fest is Mandurah’s premier annual event that attracts visitors from across the state, all eager to sample the shellfish character of the Region of Peel.

Fast Ed, best known for his role in Better Homes and Gardens, is especially excited to showcase his crab cooking skills through cooking demonstrations.

“A lot of people will go buy a cold, cooked crab from one of the many retailers here, but I hope to impress on people beyond that you can give yourself the opportunity to try something amazing if you’re ready to do one or two more steps,” he said.

“I’m going to teach people how to cook themselves, how to break it up, how to make sure the flavor gets into the crab instead of around it.”

Halmagyi said the festival was “really well thought out, well thought out and well organised” and for WA Crabs they are “completely world class”.

“The waters here, by any reasonable international comparison, are unspoilt, you have crabs with incredibly clean water, they have access to huge amounts of food, so they’re well fed, well cared for, crabs that aren’t overexploited,” he said. .

“The WA government is doing a very good job of maintaining these quotas, it’s a very well managed fishery in a pristine part of the world.”

The celebrity chef said it’s the amount of sweet meat that makes a WA crab “absolutely superb”. “If you’re a crab lover and you put a WA blue crab against an SA one, that’s a no-brainer,” he said.