Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sweden Part 3 - Crayfish

My brother Thomas is nature himself. He went out fishing crayfish before he came out to visit at the summer house. And not only did he fish crayfish. He brought them alive in a bucket to show the kids.

Here he is holding a biology lesson about crayfish for the kids, and do I have to tell you that they thought it was VERY interesting?

Nelly even dared to hold one later on. Me to but when it moved a little I screamed so loud and almost dropped it that the rest of the family thought the house was on fire or that I had stumbled over something dead. I won't hold an alive crayfish again...

We boiled the crayfish. I always thought this was difficult procedure but it is actually dead simple. Water with LOTS of salt and dill, bring to boil. Add one crayfish at the time. They die instantly but it is important to wait for the water to come to boil again after you have put one in. If not, the crayfish will be in pain. Boil the crayfish for about 10-15 minutes, let cool. Finished!

And in the evening we had a crayfish party, Swedish traditional style. Yum!

Kärlek
Annette

5 comments :

  1. Yummmm, i love shellfish, delicious
    Karen :D

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  2. Åh, vad GOTT!! Och kul att fiska egna kräftor!

    Jag har itne hunnit äta kräftor i år ännu, men det är sannerligen dags snart!!

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  3. Oh Annette i have really enjoyed your last few posts. I would love to visit the summer house, it looks so fun and relaxing. I have never tried crayfish but i must admit they dont look as scary once cooked and are a more appetising colour. xx

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  4. Your dinner looks delicious! I have never eaten a crayfish, but I LOVE lobster, though I have never cooked one myself :)

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  5. Hi Annette, I have just found your blog via Maaike's blog CJCreation. I admit to not having tried crayfish before but they do look delicious. I noticed on your comments to Maaike regarding the Mollie Makes magazine that you are unable to buy it, you can subscribe to it on www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk. Hope this helps. It is a brilliant book and I love it.
    Jillx

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Kärlek
Annette

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