Crayfish Salad (entree)


A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be crayfish (lobster) salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands.
Lord Byron 

 Crayfish is a freshwater variant of the lobster.

INGREDIENTS

  • Sea salt and pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1.5 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil + more to drizzle
  • 1 pink grapefruit
  • 150 g (5 ¼ oz) drained cooked crayfish meat
  • 1/4 English cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced finely
  • 1 Pink lady apple, cored and diced finely, drizzled with lime juice to prevent discoloration
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced finely, drizzled with lime juice to prevent discoloration
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion + 1 teaspoon
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds, to top
  • Watercress leaves, to serve

Steps:

  • Have six appetizer plates ready. In a small bowl, combine a pinch of sea salt, pepper, the cumin, the zest and juice of 1 lime, ginger, coriander and olive oil, and whisk to emulsify.
  • With a sharp serrated knife, peel the skin and pith from the grapefruit. Cut the fruit into segments, discarding the membrane. Dice finely and set side. Dice the lobster meat finely.
  • In a large bowl, gently toss the crayfish meat, cucumber, apple, grapefruit, avocado and 2 tablespoons of red onion. Drizzle with the dressing and toss again.
  • Place the ring mold on top of one plate. Pack 1/6 of the fish preparation into the mold and remove the ring. Repeat with the other five plates. Top with chopped red onion and pomegranate seeds. Drizzle with olive oil and decorate with watercress leaves. Serve immediately.
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 “Things that excite me, be they pastry, or crayfish (lobster), or love…”  Jimmy Buffett.

10 Responses to “Crayfish Salad (entree)”

  1. *drool*
    En hier is ‘n kreef maar ‘n kreef … ons het nie sulke fancy name vir die goed nie 🙂
    xxx

  2. This looks really good and colorful and delicate. I don’t think I’ve ever had crayfish. If it’s anything like lobster, it must be wonderful. Thank you for the recipe for crayfish salad. Blessings to you, Amanda…xxoo

  3. A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be crayfish (lobster) salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands.

    Byron really said that??? – My god, I’m… speechless, on account of all the words cramming together in my throat. (“like sardines,” I was going to say, but I’d probably have him turning over in his grave). 😉

    The dish looks good, however. 🙂

  4. Oh, Lord Byron is the MAN. I’m be happy to follow his advice. The salad looks really yummy. A person could gain weight just visiting your blog. 😉

  5. I think I agree with that sentiment! Cray fish season opens next month and I cannot wait for the first catch 🙂

  6. miss your food post a lot.
    bless your day.

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