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  • Serves 4
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 9 Ingredients

116 Comments

Crayfish is a firm favourite in our house! Especially fresh ocean caught crayfish.

My husband is a keen spear fisherman and he’ll often come home with at least one lovely big crayfish.  This is great because I love my crays!

I hope you enjoy this recipe – it’s one I’ve used a lot over the years.  It also doesn’t require lots of ingredients – just a few basics you are bound to have in your pantry and fridge already.

If you don’t have any fresh crayfish available, you could recreate this recipe with some Lobster Tails placed in an ovenproof dish (rather then their own shell). The flavour of the lobster will be a little milder than the crays so this may even suit some better.

Is there anything else you would add to the ingredients list for this Crayfish Mornay Recipe?


Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 cup Grated cheese
  • 80g Butter
  • 1/2 cup Self Raising flour
  • 2 tsp Minced garlic
  • 3 cups Milk
  • 1 Diced onion
  • 1 Clove of garlic diced
  • 1 Crayfish meat
  • 1 Salt, pepper & lemon to season

Method

  1. In a pot of boiling salt water add a green crayfish and cook for 8 minutes of until flesh is firm (don't overcook!)
  2. In a saucepan melt butter and add flour, stir until crumbly
  3. Add milk gradually continuously stirring, add grated cheese and minced garlic, turn off heat when desired consistency is reached.
  4. Fry diced onion and garlic until clear, add in shredded crayfish meat and season to taste. Transfer into cheese sauce and pour into fray shell, bake under a hot grill for approximately 6 minutes or until golden, serve with lemon!

Notes

Crayfish flesh can be a little overpowering on its own so this Crayfish Mornay is a nice way to mellow out the flavour!

Crayfish not your speed but you still like the creamy texture of a Mornay sauce?

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  • I would love to try this

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  • Not usually a fan of crayfish, but this actually looks delicious.

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  • Your recipe sounds wonderful and looks like what I can remember having in a restaurant many years ago. I would think the mornay sauce would go with quite a few sorts of fish as well. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  • This takes tuna mornay and ups the ante! Yum :)

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  • yum – i’ve tried this maybe once or twice but this recipe makes it sound so easy!

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  • This looks absolutely amazing. I had a lobster mornay once at a restaurant and I think it was my most decadent, luxe meal ever. I loved it.

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  • Will definitely give this a go with our next catch! It’s great to have a few options up your sleeve!!

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  • This Crayfish Mornay looks delicious. I haven’t had one of these in a while.

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  • This looks very tasty and rich! Mmmm!

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  • Sounds amazing I’m gonna checkout local seafood now for these babies thank you x

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  • I’ve never had crayfish before. In fact I don’t really eat a lot of shelled seafood as I’m lazy to peel it all!
    Sounds delicious though.

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  • I’ve never had Crayfish but really love Lobster and this looks and sounds yum!

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  • This looks divine!

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  • OMG! Talk about mouth watering. Licking my lips right now. This is up there with my dream meal.

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  • Lovely presentation. I have never tried them before. I am not sure about eating this.

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  • My husband is a keen spearo and freediver too. But we mostly just bbq them with butter and garlic. Or i do a lobster pasta. I should try this next time! Always good to have a new recipe to try. Thanks!

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  • Never tried Cray either but oh boy my mouth is watering, I want to cook it!

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  • Wow! Just wow! I’ve never bought a cray and cooked with it before.

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  • This looks amazing, really lovely.

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  • A very luxurious meal for a special occasion! Thanks!

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