Crayfish cooking recipes.

Salt and Pepper Cray

One of my diving friends, Greg asked me to post a few crayfish recipes on the blog, so here goes!

Let me know if they work for you! 🙂

Sate Crayfish with Plum Sauce




4 Fresh Crayfish, tailed and meat removed from tail: Note: This is easier if cray are drowned in fresh iced water for an hour or so.

Plain flour.

40g butter.

4 cloves of crushed garlic.

¼ cup grated ginger.

½ cup chicken stock.

1 table spoon Soya sauce.

½ cup Fountain Plum Sauce

½ cup Fountain Sate Sauce

¼ cup sherry.

¼ cup chopped spring onions.

¼ cup chopped beans.

2 cups boiled rice




  1. Remove skin from cray meat as much as possible, chop into small cubes and roll in flour.
  2. Sautee in butter, garlic and ginger until almost cooked in a frypan.
  3. Mix soy; sate sauce, plum sauce, chicken stock and sherry.
  4. Add say mixture to cray mixture.
  5. Last minute add vegies.
  6. Serve onto boiled rice.

Crayfish Snitzel


4 Fresh Crayfish, tailed and meat removed from tail: Note: This is easier if cray are drowned in fresh iced water for an hour or so or put in the freezer. Cut the cray down the back and pull meat out of both halves together.

Plain flour.

4 eggs.

4 cloves of crushed garlic.

¼ cup grated ginger.

Bread crumbs.


  1. With raw craymeat in tact, tenderise gently with a meat tenderiser and flatten out to a snitzel thickness.
  2. Put meat in a plastic bag with plain flour to coat.
  3. Mix egg, garlic and ginger together and then coat floured snitzels with this mixture.
  4. Coat with breadcrumbs.
  5. Shallow fry until cooked in Olive oil.

Note:    This recipe makes for a very tender and tasty way to eat crayfish. Lends itself to having a nice sweet chilli sauce on the side to dip into. Serve with a fresh garden salad and a baked potato.

Devilled Crayfish


4 Cooked crayfish.

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper.

1 small can of reduced cream.

½ chopped chilli.

1 punnet of small cherry tomatoes cut in half.


Grated cheddar cheese

2 chopped spring onions

1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce


  1. Cut crayfish in half with heads intact and remove cooked flesh.
  2. Retain shells and wash out placing them on a flat roasting dish.
  3. Chop craymeat into cubes and mix in reduced cream, tomatoes, onions, chilli sauce and cayenne pepper.
  4. Put in blender and process: not too much. It’s best if left a little lumpy.
  5. Spoon processed mixture back into Cray shells including the head section.
  6. Sprinkle grated cheese over each half cray.
  7. Cover with breadcrumbs.
  8. Put under griller for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted through breadcrumbs.

Steamed Lobster with Thai Chilli Sauce


1 green crayfish chopped into 8 pieces and cleaned

2 tablespoons on ginger grated

3 cloves crushed garlic

2 tablespoons of salted black beans

½ cup x onion chopped into wedges

4 x shallots cut into 5cm lengths

½ red capsicum cut into squares

4 large chillies deseeded and cut lengthways

2 tablespoons rice wine

½ teaspoon sugar

2 tablespoons light soy sauce

1 tablespoon peanut oil

A dash of sesame oil

¼ teaspoon balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon oyster sauce

1 tablespoon chicken stock

1/3 bunch coriander


  1. Steam crayfish bits for 5 minutes and remove
  2. In a wok heat peanut oil until hot and toss in ginger, garlic, onions, black beans and stir fry for 2 mins
  3. Add shallots, capsicum and chillies and stir fry for another 3 mins.
  4. Add wine sugar, soy, oyster sauce and chicken stock.
  5. Add sesame oil and vinegar and toss in crayfish stir-frying everything together for a final 2 minutes.

Crayfish Aperitifs 


2 green crayfish chopped into small pieces and cleaned

Cornflake crumbs

Soy sauce

Chilli sauce

Corianda chopped

1 fresh chill deseeded and chopped finely.

1 table spoon of honey

Olive oil

1 bottle of Avocado oil for cooking


  1. Put cornflake crumbs in a bag and toss evenly sized crayfish bits into the mix. Coat generously with the crumbs
  2. In a wok heat Avolcado oil until hot and cook the crayfish pieces in batches.
  3. Mix the rest of the ingredients together as a dipping sauce and hand around as pre dinner bites.

2 thoughts on “Crayfish cooking recipes.

  1. We get so many crags over at Rotto Faye that one gets to experiment a little bit!

    I also did have a bit of a passion for cooking a few years ago as well! 🙂

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