Live best kept live before cooking keep in polybin. Cooking time will vary depending on their size.
To maximise flavour always cook your crayfish in salty water so that the flavour of the meat is maintained sea water is preferred if available.
Crayfish cooked. All they really need is a little oil or butter. Do not panic if sea water is not an option for you as salted tap water will be fine. While most americans eat them warm the swedes and finns normally eat them cold.
Crayfish is a popular dish in sweden and finland and is by tradition primarily consumed at a crayfish party called kräftskiva during the fishing season in august the boil is typically flavored with salt sugar ale and large quantities of stems and flowers of the dill plant. The crayfish can be cooked in boiling water flavoured with sea salt and a bunch of dill or for even more flavour use fish stock or a court bouillon of onions carrots celery bay leaves peppercorns and a mixture of other herbs and spices. To kill the crayfish put in the freezer for a couple of hours or put in iced salt water this sends them to sleep then put a knife through the middle of the cray head.
The crayfish should always be cooked in small batches of approximately 6 10 at a time depending on the size of the pan and of the crayfish. With such sweet meat simplicity is key. Eat cooked fresh crayfish with mayonnaise and a dash of lemon juice or fry them in paprika garlic and plenty of olive oil and stir into pasta.
Once you have the salted water ready in the casserole dish or pan add a bay leaf for a touch of extra flavor and after that add the crayfish and wait for them to cook through. Temp should be about 8 degrees. Frozen thaw in chiller overnight.
An open fire is a fantastic way to cook crayfish. If dies move to chiller. If the crayfish dies move it to a chiller.
100 to 150 g. Some chefs will acidulate the water with lemon or vinegar. Temperature should be about 8 degrees.
How to cook crayfish. Live crayfish are best kept live before cooking keep in a chillybin esky or poly bin. To kill put in freezer for a couple of hours or put in iced salt water this sends them to sleep then put a knife through the middle of the head.
Follow these steps while reheating crawfish. 150 to 200 g. 50 to 100 g.
Frozen crawfish that is completely or partially cooked is the next best thing when live crawfish is unavailable.