Moreton Bay bugs can be purchased whole, as tails or meat. They have a medium-to-strong flavour and can also be purchased either cooked or raw. They are best prepared by barbecuing, grilling or tossed through your favourite dish or salad. They are excellent for cold seafood platters served with a light lemon mayonnaise, aioli or dill vinaigrette. When cut down the centre lengthways, bugs will grill and barbecue beautifully over a high heat. When choosing wines to accompany a cold seafood a racy, dry and crisp wine is perfect to refresh the palate.