On the table, Yabbies are an easy to prepare delicacy. They have a very sweet meat and the claws of larger specimens are particularly succulent. Yabbies can be simply boiled for a few minutes in salted water or prepared in a variety of other ways.
"International chefs comment that the red claw yabby from the NSW and Queensland areas of Australia is very similar to prawn meat, whereas other yabby meat is closer to lobster. Like prawn meat, it can only be marinated in the standard three marinades otherwise it dissolves into a paste. Yabby meat such as the destructor and albidius can be marinated in 150 marinades as it stays whole and doesn't dissolve. Therefore more choice in dishes."