FISHY BUSINESS: Hook Henschen is looking forward to eating his weight in seafood with more 1500 oysters to be served up in Ironpot this weekend. Photo Helen Spelitis / South Burnett Times
FISHY BUSINESS: Hook Henschen is looking forward to eating his weight in seafood with more 1500 oysters to be served up in Ironpot this weekend. Photo Helen Spelitis / South Burnett Times Helen Spelitis

Seafood extravaganza set to simmer in the Ironpot

CHEFS are preparing more than 300kg of seafood in Ironpot for a fundraiser like no other.

Not-for-profit group Team Ironpot, will hold its sixth annual seafood dinner Saturday, February, 15 and all 300 seats at the Reef 'n' Beef Extravaganza are expected to fill. 

More than 1500 oysters, 150kg of prawns and scallops, 100kg of fish, 40kg of Moreton Bay Bugs bugs, 100 crabs and 70kg of beef, will be served up on the night.

Organiser Mr Hook Henschen said the fundraising event, which raised $3500 last year, grew from a personal love of seafood among himself and a close group of friends. 

And it's not just South Burnett seafood lovers making an appearance. 

At least 16 people will travel from Hervey Bay, seven from Rockhampton and Gladstone and more from Brisbane, Toowoomba and as far west as St George to attend. 

All beef is sourced from the South Burnett with the seafood purchased from Hervey Bay. 

Mr Henschen said people from far and wide travel to Ironpot for the evening because it's not just about the food. 

"Its country hospitality, companionship and for people to come together to have a good night," he said. 

"We do rib roasts and rib fillet steaks, we have whole red emperor and pan fried fish as well as all the crustaceans and entertainment."  

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