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“ We'll put another shrimp on the barbie for ya mate.” Not hardly. Maybe Paul Hogan would, selling tourism to the Yanks. But in Australia they would have to put a prawn on the barbie for ya. The Aussie barbecue is a beloved institution and a mainstay of Australian culture. The food at your barbie can be cooked over an open fire or a gas burner or any other flame source you can find, but it will be cooked on a flat metal grill or plate. Solid piece, no grating. The metal plate, like a skillet, will cook the food. Favorites on the barbie would be steak, chops, sausages, eggs, real bacon, onions, tomatoes, and bananas. And if you're really lucky, maybe some fresh oysters. When you're finished just scrape the residue off and you're ready for the next feed. Pop it in the boot (trunk) of your car and your ready to go.