The Diemen's Surf Coast Yabby Boil

Diemen's Yabbie Boil

The common Yabby (Australian crabfish) may not get the kudos that its global brethren (such as the Louisana crawfish) shares in food lore, but that doesn't mean their clean, keep-it-simple summer seafood flavours, isn't any less worth the hard-work in preparing. 

Fire Roasted Oysters with Ash Salsa

Ash Salsa Oysters

It wouldn't be an Aussie summer without a weekender of oysters, a barbecue and a few tasty brews. We've combined the best of both with our Fire Roasted Ash Salsa Oysters recipe to liven up your oysters over a hot flame. Enjoy!

The Diemen's & SC Smokers Barbecue Turn-In


We’ve hooked up with our good friend and seasoned veteran of the competitive barbecue circuit Brett Robinson, aka Beaver from Southern Cross Smokers, to show us the low down on how to cook Low & Slow using one of his own Australian custom-made pits.

Hot Shot Burgers


The grill is flaming and everybody’s coming over to feed their mouthface with your home made burgers. It’s time to make ‘em famous. Throw down like a celeb-chef prodigy as you follow these linear instructions to create some special patties for your pals.  

Blazed Xmas Ham

Blazed Xmas Ham

Cold ham on a hot Christmas Day is a traditional Aussie delight. Fire up your holiday spirit with our easy-done ham glaze recipe. Best prepared with a 5kg leg ham - the gift that keeps on giving over the festive season and right through to NYE.

Charcoal Chutney

Charcoal Chutney

A charcoal chutney that's sure to heat up every left-over you've got in your fridge!

Grand Finals Hot Wings


Hot Wings should be in everyone's recipe book. Even if that book is more of a single piece of paper you've taped to the inside of your empty spice cupboard because you keep forgetting to save it to a note in your phone. 

Luckily this is an easy recipe to remember. One that will come in handy when you've been tasked to serve the only thing that really matters when watching a big game. Chicken Wings. Lots of them. And as spicy as you can handle.

  • 30 chicken wings
  • 1 cup DIEMEN'S Original or Stinger Hot Sauce 
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tbl white vinegar

Wash and cut your wings into flatties and drummies then get rid of those wing tips. Dry with a paper towel. 


Mix Diemen's hot sauce, butter and vinegar in a sauce pan and heat until butter has dissolved. Watch you don’t boil it.


Heat oil to 170 degrees C. Blanch chicken in batches for 9 minutes until golden (ensure chicken cooked all the way through). Remove and place on a wired rack to cool. Even better; slip them in the fridge overnight (can keep up to 3 days in fridge). 
DIEMEN'S Hot Wings
Ensure oil is at 190 degrees C or higher and fry again in small batches for 5 mins or until floating and extra crispy. Place on wired rack to remove oil, then into a large bowl and pour in enough sauce to coat evenly. Shake and swirl until all wings are hot sauced and ready to serve.
DIEMEN'S Hot Wings
Plate it however you like but consider adding some celery and blue cheese for your adoring fans and those who need a time-out in-between a batch of Stinger wings. 

Diemen's Gumbo Jumbo

Diemen's Gumbo

Diemen’s calls upon it’s Louisiana influence to present a traditional Gumbo serving suggestion - the ultimate Winter warmer. 

Diemen’s gumbo adds chicken thighs, chorizo and king prawns. Key to the Diemen’s Winter Gumbo cook process is the preparation of the “Roux”. In the Bayou dinner guests would knock on the back door of the house where the kitchen was because it was known to prepare the Roux required constant stirring and tending until it was dark chocolate brown in colour.

Inspired by the history of the dish and its combination of flavours, we’ve also prepared this playlist for your entertainment. Influenced by West African, French and Native American cultures this combination of tastes (and the 4 hour cook time) deserves a soundtrack.


  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 x cup flour
  • 12 x peeled uncooked prawns
  • 8 x skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 x chorizo sausage
  • 2 x jalapeno peppers
  • 1.5 x cup capsicums green
  • 2 x cup onion
  • 1.5 x cup celery
  • 6 x garlic cloves
  • 2 x tinned whole tomatoes
  • Chicken Stock 1/2 cup
  • Cajun seasoning (Old Bay if available)
  • 3 x bay leaves
  • Salt n pep to taste
  • 1/2 bottle of Diemen’s Original
  • 1 x whole lemon
  • Bunch of chives
  • Bunch of parsley
  • Brown rice
  • Sour cream to serve
  • Lemon wedges to serve
  • Diemen’s to serve

Gumbo ingredients


Prep time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 4 hours

Gumbo meat

In a large pot heat a little of the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook until browned (about 6/8 minutes). Then remove and set aside.

Season the chicken with the cajun rub and cook in same oil until well browned (be careful not to crowd the pot, you may need to do this in batches). Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

Now it's time for the crucial part of the recipe - the Roux. Don't take your eyes off it. Have a drink in reach and the volume up as this will take 20 to 25 mins until the colour is brown like a Bayou swamp. 

To make The Roux combine the remaining 1/2 cup oil and the flour in the same pot over medium heat stirring slowly and constantly in a figure eight - enjoy yourself until it reaches that chocolate colour. 

Diemen's roux

Once your roux is finished add the onions, celery, capsicums and jalapeno peppers and cook. Stirring until wilted (4 to 5 minutes). This may seem a little dry but after a couple minutes the natural juices will release. Once wilted, add the stock, DIEMEN'S Original Hot Sauce, bay leaves, cajun seasoning, tinned tomatoes and reserved sausage and chicken to the pot.  Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for a couple hours, skimming off any fat that rises to the surface. 

After 2 hours your gumbo should have thickened and richened in colour. It's time to remove the chicken and let rest until cool enough to remove from bone and shred like pulled chicken. 

Gumbo Jumbo

Return the chicken and add the prawns to the gumbo for last stage of the cook (5/8 mins). Finally remove bay leaves, squeeze in the juice from the whole lemon and stir in chives, parsley and season to taste with salt n pep and a few more drops of Diemen’s.

Gumbo drops

Spoon rice into the bottom of deep bowls or large cups and ladle the gumbo on top. Serve with sour cream, lemon wedges and hot sauce on the side.