Frequently asked questions

Below you can find the answers to many of our frequently asked questions.

Where can you deliver yabbies?

We can deliver live yabbies overnight to many places in Australia. Some destinations take 36-48 hours. We can also deliver internationally; the delivery time varies according to destination, but generally shipping times are 48-72 hours from departure.

When was Cambinata established?

In February 1991 Cambinata Yabbies was born - delivering to Perth and surrounding suburbs. By 1993 the business was exporting, and 1994 had its 'state of the art' registered export establishment. The facility was doubled in size and tripled in capacity in 1998. In 2001 the family realised it was important to introduce a line of ready to eat yabbies in jars.

What is the shelf life of the gourmet products?

Gourmet yabbies have a shelf life of 6 months and abalone 12 months.

Do the Cambinata Gourmet products need to be kept refrigerated?

The gourmet products are shelf stable, but they can be kept in refrigeration for a chilled snack.

How can you serve the gourmet yabbies and abalone?

They are great eaten straight out of the jar, before dinner with a glass of wine or glass of beer. The abalone is best served in thin slices. Serve them on a tasting plate, with a salad, added to a stir fry just before dishing up, on top of a gourmet pizza or tossed with ricotta cheese and folded through pasta.

What flavours do you have?

The Cambinata Gourmet range of yabbies and abalone are flavoured with chilli, with lemon or with spice (this is not hot spices).

Can you supply them in bulk for food service, or even for 'gourmet addicts'?

Yes, the yabbies are available in 1.5 kg tubs and the abalone in 1.0 kg tubs. These are very popular with restaurants and wineries for tasting plates and catering.

Do you do gift baskets?

Yes, we can prepare gift baskets to order for corporate or individual clients.

Where is Cambinata Yabbies?

The business is located on the family farm in Kukerin, 300 kilometres south east of Perth, Western Australia.

How did the family get into the business of yabby farming?

Please visit our Business story page. Click 'About us' in the menu at the top of the page...

How do you cook yabbies?

They are best steamed. Place them in the freezer for about half an hour and then steam over rapidly boiling water until orange - approximately 5 minutes. If you choose to boil them, place in the freezer as before and then drop into rapidly boiling water and bring back to the boil - they are cooked when they float - do not overcook.
You can also take a look at our collection of recipes.

How long will they stay alive?

Kept in refrigeration (4-8 degrees Celsius) they will stay healthy for up to and beyond 7 days.