Sizzling Starfish!

By:Ava Borowski


Can you believe that an under water creature, like a starfish, could have up to 24 arms! Well, that is one of the many details you could see on a marvelous starfish! Regardless, these unbelievably awesome se animals has a very interesting body structure and appearance, habits, and diet.

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This is my diorama that I made of the Great Barrier Reef!
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Chefs Corner!

Grilled Kangaroo(falafel)

Who?: Grilled kangaroo’s

What?: A(n) Australian dish.


When?: Everday*



150g dried chickpeas

75g tahini

1 bunch cilantro, chopped (stem and all)

1 green Serrano chili, sliced

1 clove of garlic, minced

1 1/4 tsp toasted cumin, ground

1/2 lemon, zest and juice

40g diced red onion

1/4 cup picked fresh mint leaves

1 tsp Maldon salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Tahini-lemon sauce

125ml tahini

100ml water

80ml extra virgin olive oil

35ml lemon juice

1tsp Maldon salt

Green Pepper & Apple Relish

500g green pepper, stem core removed, chopped

250g green apples, cored and sliced

40g peeled fresh ginger, minced

12g peeled garlic, minced

1 green Serrano chili, sliced

250g sugar

100ml cider vinegar

25ml aged red wine vinegar

40ml fish sauce

Cooking Directions

Tahini-lemon sauce

Place all of the ingredients into a food processer or mixing bowl and blend together until smooth. Refrigerate until needed.

Green pepper and apple relish

Place the green peppers, apples, garlic and ginger in a food processor and process until the size of lentils.

Combine with all of the other ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat to a simmer and continue cooking until the relish is glossy, thick, and delicious, about 45 minutes. Refrigerate until needed

to plate

Preheat a grill and a deep fryer

Allow the green pepper relish and tahini sauce to come to room temperature.

Drizzle the venison with olive oil, salt, and pepper

Grill the venison to rare and place in a warm spot to rest.

Fry the falafel at 180C (360F) until medium brown, about 3-4 minutes. Season with a sprinkle of salt.

Place the falafel in the middle of a serving dish. Drizzle with tahini lemon sauce and garnish with microgreens.

Slice the venison wafer thin. Gather into nice mounds and place on top of the dressed falafel

Finish with a small scoop of green pepper relish on the venison and serve.

Extra Facts!

  • Starfish can survive up to 35 years in the wild.
  • Typical predators of the starfish are sea otters, rays, sharks, seagulls and different types of fish.
  • Starfish often have spikes on the surface of their skin. They serve as excellent protection against predators.


Nonetheless, these interesting underwater specimens have interesting appearances, diets, and habitats! In addition to this, did you know that starfish are not blind! They have eyes at the top of their arms!