Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Crawfish in Love


Cute name, isn't it? And a lovely dish. It's really a riff on a restaurant classic, but this is much easier. It's also very fast and can be done in minutes. Crawfish tails are sold here, ready peeled and cooked, in brine. Cooked shrimp would be good too.

Crawfish in Love
(printable recipe)
Serves 2

150 g crawfish tails, cooked and peeled
150 g fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 small yellow onion, finely diced
1 garlic clove, minced
200 ml crème fraiche
1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp dried tarragon (or two tsp freshly chopped)
1 tbsp cognac
salt, pepper

to serve: freshly cooked pasta, fresh tomatoes

Start with the pasta, because the sauce cooks very quickly. We used bucatini, but other good choices would be linguini, spaghetti, or tagliatelle.

Fry mushrooms, onion and garlic in a little butter until the mushrooms have shrunk. Stir in crème fraiche, vinegar, tarragon and cognac. Cook for a minute or two. Stir in crawfish tails and let them become warm. Season with salt and pepper, and serve with freshly cooked pasta and some diced tomatoes.

Recipe in Swedish:
Förälskade kräftstjärtar


féline-alizarine said...

Men faaan Anne! Nästa gång är det du som lagar mat! :D

Anne said...

Anytime! :)

Chunk said...

Looks great, nice work. :)


vonskareng said...

ser riktigt gott ut! älskar pastarätter!