Delectable Crayfish (Lobster)

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Recipe: #14172

September 06, 2014

"DH and I had this at restaurant in Canberra over 30 years ago, the chef cooked it at the table in front of us, so we have duplicated it many times. It is a special occassion dish or one we have when we want to spoil ourselves (as long as crayfish is in season). The serving size of 2 is for an entree over rice or for 1 over rice and steamed vegetables as a main. I have not included time if you need to get the crayfish meat out of the tail (usually 5 to 10 minutes). Another way we like to serve this dish is in vol-au-vents with either mash or roasted potatoes and steamed vegetables."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (111.8 g)
  • Calories 149.1
  • Total Fat - 7.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 114.2 mg
  • Sodium - 257.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 0.6 g
  • Protein - 15.5 g
  • Calcium - 45.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Slice crayfish meat into medallions.

Step 2

Mix butter and 1/4 teaspoon southern comfort and melt in a small frypan (skillet) on a low heat.

Step 3

Add crayfish meat and cook to meat colours but translucent at the centre.

Step 4

Add 1 tablespoon of southern comfort and flambe, once flames settle move frypan of the heat, season with salt and pepper.

Step 5

Put back on low heat, add sour cream and warm through.

Step 6

Toss in spring onions and stir through.

Step 7

Serve over rice.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


I had about two bites of this dish, turned around and before I knew it, it was all gone! I only made enough for two servings and my daughter loved it so much that she ate the whole thing and asked me to make more very soon. My goodness! I used shrimp in place of the crayfish (lobster is what is the equivalent here in Massachusetts, U.S.A) and used Jim Beam Honey bourbon whiskey in place of Southern Comfort because that's what I had and I don't normally buy Southern Comfort for reasons when I was young and foolish and I still can't stomach it. This was mild, but yet flavorful dish that I better make again or my daughter will have a conniption fit. Made it for First Time Tag. Thank you Pat for sharing.

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(28 Aug 2016)