← Back to Search Results
Lobster Or Crayfish Soup Recipe-16123

Photo by:
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

We are a family of ocean lovers, and thus we are always on the lookout for delicious new ways to prepare sustainably caught fish and seafood. This is a simple dish that has always been a crowd pleaser. I learnt it from Mr R Scott-Hayward, president of The Cercle Epicurean Society in Johannesburg many years ago.

I’ve featured it over the years in the hotels and always find that it has a following. At the Old Government House Hotel in Guernsey, it has quickly become one of the most popular dishes, especially as the restaurant has a reputation for superb shellfish and seafood dishes. As a general rule with fresh fish and seafood, your local catch is going to be the best tasting, and paying attention to what is sustainable, in our world today, is very important.

Yield: Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 3 fresh lobster tails or 4 medium crayfish tails
  • 50g (2 ounces) fresh streaky bacon or pancetta (unsmoked, diced in 5mm (1/4-inch) squares)
  • Half a teaspoon salt, a pinch pepper
  • 275ml (1 1/4 cups) fish stock or chicken bouillon (use the tail shells)
  • 4 ripe tomatoes
  • 75g (3 ounces) diced potatoes (not larger than 10mm (1/2-inch) squares)
  • 50g (4 tablespoons) butter
  • 2 teaspoons each thyme, parsley stalks and mace
  • 150ml (2/3 cup) hot cream

Directions

Sauté the bacon until crispy and set aside. Cook the potatoes in the same butter until lightly brown, then add the thyme, parsley, fish stock or bouillon and salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 minutes.

Blanch the lobster or crayfish (by placing the tails in boiling water for three minutes) and then remove the meat from the shells. Dice the lobster or crayfish and add to the soup with the shells: cook for a further 20 minutes. Remove the shells, skin and add the tomatoes, and simmer gently for another 20 minutes.

Remove the parsley and stir in the hot cream just before the soup is served. Sprinkle with ground mace and chopped parsley.


© 2009 Bea Tollman
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on use of crayfish. Nutritional information does not include sprinkle of ground mace and chopped parsley.

232kcal (12%)
32mg (3%)
14mg (23%)
212mcg RAE (7%)
366mg
19mg
4g
2g
1g
6g
65mg (22%)
231mg (10%)
12g (62%)
22g (34%)
0mg (2%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

gluten-free-and-vegan-holidays Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays
by Jennifer Katzinger
the-sweet-life The Sweet Life
by Kate Zuckerman
desserts-4-today Desserts 4 Today
by Abby Dodge
a-bakers-odyssey A Baker's Odyssey
by Andrew Schloss
secrets-of-slow-cooking-creating-extraordinary-food-with-your-slow-cooker Secrets of Slow Cooking: Cr...
by Liana Krissoff
antipasti-fabulous-appetizers-and-small-plates Antipasti: Fabulous Appetiz...
by Joyce Goldstein
baked-explorations Baked Explorations
by Matt Lewis
bistro-cooking-at-home-more-than-150-classic-and-contemporary-dishes Bistro Cooking at Home: Mor...
by Gordon Hamersley
the-whole-beast-nose-to-tail-eating The Whole Beast: Nose to Ta...
by Fergus Henderson
young-and-hungry-more-than-100-recipes-for-cooking-fresh-and-affordable-food-for-everyone Young and Hungry: More Than...
by Dave Lieberman
lucid-food Lucid Food
by Louisa Shafia
amor-y-tacos Amor Y Tacos
by Deborah Schneider
mexican-everyday Mexican Everyday
by Rick Bayless
the-country-cooking-of-ireland The Country Cooking of Ireland
by Colman Andrews
mom-a-licious Mom-a-Licious
by Domenica Catelli
ham-an-obsession-with-the-hindquarter Ham: An Obsession with the ...
by Bruce Weinstein, Mark Scarbrough
the-bread-bible The Bread Bible
by Rose Levy Beranbaum
parents-need-to-eat-too Parents Need to Eat Too
by Debbie Koenig
Close_overlay

Thanks for signing up!

You'll receive an activation email in your inbox shortly. Don't forget to click that link and activate your new Cookstr.com account!

Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up for Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?