Crayfish

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Astacus astacus is commonly called European Crayfish, Noble Crayfish or Broad-fingered Crayfish. It’s a shellfish that lives in the freshwater of rivers, lakes, and ponds of Europe. Surprisingly, it often moves backwards. The flesh of the European Crayfish is fine and delicate. It’s considered one of the finest shellfish that exists. It’s rich in vitamin B12, copper and phosphorous.

Austropotamobius pallipes is commonly called White-clawed Crayfish or Atlantic Stream Crayfish. It’s a shellfish that lives in the freshwater of rivers, lakes and ponds of Europe, from the Balkan Peninsula throughout Great Britain and Ireland and across Spain. It often moves backwards. Its shell is an olive-brown color, with pale colored undersides to the claws. Its size ranges from 5 –12 cm long.
The flesh of the White-clawed Crayfish is fine and delicate. It’s considered one of the finest shellfish that exists. It’s rich in vitamin B12, copper and phosphorous.

How to buy

You must choose living Crayfish, and avoid those with claws that hang when your raise them up. They must also be firm.

how to keep

Keep live Crayfish in the fridge for 12 hours, covered with wet linen.

Tips

Don’t throw Crayfish shells away: grind them to flavor a stock or a bisque.

Seasonality

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Mars
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Mai
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Juin
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Nov.
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