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tahir



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 4:30 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

bingo wrote:
You can have my Chefly tips anytime you want Tahir.


Ooherr!

dougal



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you are talking to a fishmonger, be sure to say "Freshwater Crayfish" - if you just say "Crayfish" you'll likely be sold a big sea-dwelling beastie like a lobster but without the big claws.
Lidl's have had (scandinavian, freshwater, almost certainly farmed Signal) Crayfish Tails (in brine, IIRC) pretty inexpensively - but I dunno whether or not its only a seasonal line (it was about Christmas I noticed them).

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dougal wrote:
If you are talking to a fishmonger, be sure to say "Freshwater Crayfish" - if you just say "Crayfish" you'll likely be sold a big sea-dwelling beastie like a lobster but without the big claws


Thanks, what are they then (the big beasties)?

dougal



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'll find my copy of Davidson this evening sometime and let you know...

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ta

dougal



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Google indicates "spiny lobster"
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The clawless spiny lobster, Panulirus argus, of more southerly waters, is a distant relation of the American lobster. "Lobster tail" comes from any of the 45 species of spiny lobsters of the Palinuridae family. Sometimes called crayfish, crawfish, rock lobster, or langouste, this lobster has a spine-studded shell and long antennae but no large front claws. Instead, the heavily-armored antennae can inflict a tearing wound when the lobster thrashes them whip-like against an opponent.

http://www.gma.org/lobsters/allaboutlobsters/species.html

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Dougal

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just googled some pics, lovely looking thing.

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 07 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Just googled some pics, lovely looking thing.


read that as lovely looking thong first time.

pricey



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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 07 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bingo wrote:
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!



I do It's me Dad

bingo



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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 07 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's your Dads shop?

I used him sometimes when I worked at Westover Hall. I get my "srcaps of fish" there, when I take the kids crabbing.

It's a small world.

ronhappy



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 09 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

hi my name is ron i am starting a business fishing and selling crayfish in the next 2 weeks i have been at the job for the last 7 month if there is some help i can give please ask

Rob R



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 09 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, where do you sell them?

I saw some in the shop the other week from the Big Prawn Company & they are caught in China

Pea



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 09 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have a few here in the marina but the canal is dirty and I would like to know the bestway of keeping them alive to clean them a bit before eating. I dont want them to taste muddy.

I love lobster claws so tasty, none of them in the canal though.

Pea

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 09 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

live would be best
im up for some

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