DJ’s Sensational Seafood comes to Kooralbyn

When Darrell Jones posted to the Kooralbyn Facebook community groups to ask whether anyone was interested in deliveries of fresh seafood, the response was a big “Yes!”

So Darrell and Jarrelle Jones (yep, their names almost rhyme) drove all the way from Upper Coomera to Kooralbyn a few Sundays ago with their fresh seafood, and now it’s going to be a regular service!

We go from the beach to the bush. Darelle and Janelle Jones

Darelle and Janelle Jones

I don’t know if it’s fortnightly or weekly, so better check their Facebook page, which is called Our Sensational Seafood.

Mike was keen to buy something, so we drove over to Salisbury Avenue and voila! There they were. This is what their truck looks like.

, DJ’s Sensational Seafood comes to Kooralbyn


The DJ’s Sensational Seafood truck is in

  • Thursdays Beaudesert from 1.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Saturdays in Boonah at the Commercial Hotel from 8.00am to 12.30pm
  • Sundays in Kooralbyn 9.00am to 11.30am
  • Sundays Rathdowney from noon to 2.30pm

Since they started coming to Kooralbyn, we have been eating more seafood. It’s so good and gee, you only live once. We are getting older so why not!

I don’t know how to cook things like Morton Bay bugs (aka slipper lobsters).

Mike cooked them with mussels and banana prawns. He added chives, chilis, light soy, sesame oil, spring onions, garlic, ginger, olive oil, anchovies, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, feta cheese. (Wow!)

Plus lemon grass and herbs from our garden, which makes me feel nice! (I grows ’em, he cooks ’em).

There’s basil, coriander, kaffir lime, bay leaves.

The first time DJ came here, we bought cod, bugs and prawns.

We did, Steamed Cod, Cantonese style with Ginger, Spring Onions and Soy. Here’s the recipe.

I spoiled the presentation by finely chopping the garnish – I should have julienned then and crisscrossed then over the fish. But when you drizzle smoking hot peanut oil over it, that sizzle still smells just as good, regardless.

Mike made Braised Bugs and prawns, Malaysian style with aromatics and spices: Kam Heong style. Here’s the recipe for that.

Mike’s homemade Chili Oil for added heat. Yum.

Here’s some confusion fusion. It’s seafood pasta leftovers the next day. I want to put the delicious chilli oil on it, and use chopsticks. It just tastes more yum.

Thank you Darrell and Jarrelle, see you again soon!

Their contact details are: and they’re getting a new mobile number so I’ll pop that up here soon.


  1. When is your next visit to Kooralbyn. I have not been able to conect with you since my first time. Great fish and prawn. I need more regularly.

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