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tahir



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 3:48 pm    Post subject: Signal crayfish  Reply with quote    

D'you reckon it's possible to buy these anywhere? We're having a BBQ next bank holiday (about 70-80 people) and the missus likes tiger prawns but I won't buy em.

I've tried to get hold of langoustines in the past too, haven't managed it yet.

sean
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Dunno anyone selling them. Can your fishmonger not get langoustines?

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sainsburys sell crayfish tails, you could try finding out where they come from, and then buy them if they check out (checkout geddit? )

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Dunno anyone selling them. Can your fishmonger not get langoustines?


I've asked him a couple of times, once he was even confident of getting them cos he'd seen them the previous morning, unfortunately they still had the same stock the next day so he didn't buy them. Anyway they didn't sell very well at Billingsgate so he hasn't seen tehm since.

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jonnyboy wrote:
Sainsburys sell crayfish tails


Do they? Bet they're imported.

Err, yeah, very funny JB

sean
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They're from Scandinavia somewhere.

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
They're from Scandinavia somewhere.


And our rivers are overloaded with them dodgy ones

bernie-woman



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The difficulty in selling the signal crayfish is that they are classed as an alien species here and ideally need to be sold alive so there is an issue with disposing of the water that they are living in - DEFRA don't want eggs getting into anywhere they haven't got into yet

sean
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Langoustines
Frozen, but nonetheless...

sean
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

More langoustines

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Whoa! not cheap.

bingo



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

you can get fresh Crayfish from the fishmonger on Muddyford Quay. Pricey will know the guy it's his neck of the woods. It's a bit out of your way Tahir.
You can get frozen ones but I don't think you would be intrested, they are already cooked and frankly not very good.
Any good fishmonger should be able to get some fresh Crayfish with a bit of notice.

We used to use them when I worked in London (fresh ones).
We would put them in crates of Spinach that our kitchen porters used to pick through. They would crap themselves when they found them, thinking they were Scorpions!

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How are langoustines normally caught? Don't they bottom trawl for most of them?

bingo



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
How are langoustines normally caught? Don't they bottom trawl for most of them?


I think so.

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bingo wrote:
Any good fishmonger should be able to get some fresh Crayfish with a bit of notice.


Tony's definitely good, I'll ask him again.

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