11/07/2013 06:40 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Heavenly Seafood in Sydney

Photo credit: Sydney Fish Market

It's almost Summer in Australia, and for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere that means it's an excellent time to take a trip Down Under. When you're in Sydney, make sure to have at least one seafood dish. "Sydney-siders eat more seafood than any other Aussies (it's a statistical fact!) - which I guess is fitting for 'The Harbour City' - and we do have some of the finest seafood in the world," says Roberta Muir, cookbook author and Manager of the Sydney Seafood School.

The Sydney Fish Market is the second-largest seafood market in the world, in terms of variety. This is where all of the local restaurants do their shopping. Mud crabs, rocklobsters, octopi and oysters are just a few of the hundred species you will find here. But let's take a moment to discuss the two kinds of local oysters: the Pacifics and the native Sydney Rocks. Roberta says the Sydney rock oysters rock! They are "sweet, salty, creamy and divine." Take a few tips from the woman who runs the seafood school. She knows all the Sydney spots for the best seafood cuisine.

See all of Roberta's Sydney seafood recommendations here.