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Crayfish, also known as crawfish, crawdads, freshwater lobsters, mountain lobsters, mudbugs or yabbies, are fresh water crustaceans resembling small lobsters
Crayfish, also known as crawfish, crawdads, freshwater lobsters, mountain lobsters, mudbugs or yabbies, are fresh water crustaceans resembling small lobsters, to which they are related. They breathe through feather-like gills. Some species are found in brooks and streams where there is running fresh water, while others thrive in swamps, ditches, and paddy fields. Most crayfish cannot tolerate polluted water. Crayfish feed on animals and plants, either living or decomposing, and detritus.

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  1. Morning Glory

    Recipe Crab and crayfish tart

    Crayfish in the UK (or at least the ones I can obtain from the supermarket) are really tiny, like small shrimps. The latter could be substituted here. For those that have never made it before, home-made rough puff pastry is easier than you might think. I learned how to make it back in the 80’s...
  2. Puggles

    Reputable place to get crawfish?

    I love all food and especially seafood. That being said, I don't live where we can get fresh seafood (or crustacean, or bug whatever it is). Is there some company that ships seafood like that, that doesn't cost a million dollars? I've never had crawfish and I think I would really like them.
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  4. rascal

    All this talk about crayfish...

    I mentioned I got a couple recently, I humanely froze them. Took one out earlier to defrost, just cooked it for a sammich later. Pics to,follow. I love mashed egg with the body meat, and seafood cocktail sauce. It's messy. In the sink it's just over a foot 33 cms. Egg boiled with it. Russ
  5. rascal


    I got given two crays yesterday, I do swaps with a guy who gets them from kaikoura. These were alive, I believe they can stay alive for a day?? I usually boil them alive , they slash about for a while, but I've read it's cruel?? A no brainer I suppose. They recommend just putting them in the...
  6. Hemulen

    Recipe Crayfish Salad

    Crayfish Salad Serves 3-4| Preparation & cooking time 30-45 min Ingredients 170-180 g (~2-3 handfuls) precooked crayfish or crab meat (I used canned Procambarus clarkii; red swamp crayfish/Louisiana crawfish tails) 70 g (~700 ml) mixed greens/sprouts 250 g (~500 ml) tiny plum tomatoes/cherry...
  7. Hemulen

    Crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) 2020, before and after

    We catch these with crayfish traps filled with luring pieces of fish bits. Our summer place is located at the mouth of a canal between two lakes. The crabs should be garnished with crown dill but a sudden night frost killed our dill earlier this month so we had to use lingonberry twigs. I bought...
  8. ElizabethB

    Recipe Crawfish Etouffee

    medtran49 For you. You will notice similarities with my Brother's crawfish pie recipe. When he first started making crawfish pies he used etouffee with the rice as his filling. He has refined his recipe over the years. INGREDIENTS 1 to 1 1/2 lbs. crawfish tail. Preferably fresh. Please...
  9. ElizabethB

    Recipe Crawfish Pie

    My wonderful Brother shared his recipe with me. The note and comments are his. I did not change the chronology of his steps. Courtesy of RonB Note: The measurements are a rough estimate. I always cook to what looks and taste right and don't strictly measure. INGREDIENTS Frozen Pet Ritz...
  10. rascal

    Crayfish tail

    i do swaps for lots of stuff, a friend called around last night with crayfish tail, two, so I froze one and kept enough out for a sammich. The cat even had some. Lol. Russ
  11. ElizabethB

    Recipe Live Crawfish to eat and to freeze.

    A dear friend has a hobby crawfish pond. He does not sell them . He gives them away to friends and family . This morning he called G and offered a sack of crawfish Yippee! Much more than we can eat. Blanched all but 10 lbs. Those will be peeled, the fat reserved and frozen for later use The...
  12. CraigC

    They're Here!

    32 pound sack of Monsieur Le Mudbug! Crawfish boil at the Clarks tomorrow!
  13. flyinglentris

    Recipe Caramelized Lime Fried Boneless Pork Chops and Lime Boiled Crawdads

    Here's a rather unattractive, but very flavorful meal, part knife and fork and part finger food (messy finger food, to be sure). It's very tart from Limes and very spicy from a wonderful Cajun Spice Mix of my own defining. You may feel free to alter some aspects of this recipes to suite your...
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