Recipe For Confit Crayfish Using A Sous Vide Cooker

The first most trusted person in my life is Dave. He is the one who goes out and catches crayfish for me to experiment with. I tried curing the crayfish using my sous vide bags but it was not a huge success. To rescue it I placed it into the sous vide cooker and was pleased with the outcome. This resulted in me creating a confit crayfish recipe which will yield the perfectly cooked crayfish time and time again.

Confit Crayfish With Mushroom Custard And Polenta Chips
Confit Crayfish With Mushroom Custard And Polenta Chips
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I think the second most trusted person in a woman’s life is her hair dresser. Since moving to Gordons Bay in 2001 I have had numerous stylists attempt to cut my hair. I have plenty crowns and very thick hair so it is not an easy task. Finally I found a hair dresser who was really good. But she moved back to Johannesburg meaning I had to find someone new. At that time, Dave had an engineer working for him. His wife is a hair dresser and so out of a feeling of loyalty I went to her. She was super expensive and cut my hair far too short. Luckily for me I could stop seeing her without it becoming an issue as she went on maternity leave. For the past 3 years I have been having my hair cut at someone who is excellent at their work.

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Then she was in a car accident and has taken time off. And on top of that, her salon is for sale. I had a hair cut booked not knowing about the sale. But I knew she would not be there to work her magic. Instead I ended up with someone else. I told her that it did not matter if she messed up as it would regrow. But, she cut my hair shorter than it has been for years. I had to rescue the situation when she got to my fringe as I need it long enough to cover the scar on my forehead. This short cut means I will have to go back sooner than planned for a colour. But at least the length between cuts will be longer.

Confit Crayfish
Confit Crayfish

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Confit Crayfish
 
This is a no fail recipe for perfectly cooked crayfish
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Ingredients
  • 2 crayfish tails, cleaned and out of the shell
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 15g butter, plus extra for the pan
  • 1 sprig tarragon
  • Zest of 1 lime
Method
  1. Season your crayfish tails and place into a sous vide bag
  2. Add the butter, tarragon and lime zest to the bag
  3. Vacuum Seal and place into a sous vide cooker that is at 51º C
  4. Cook for 30 minutes then remove from the cooker
  5. Remove the crayfish from the bag
  6. Heat some butter in a frying pan and when hot add the crayfish tails
  7. Cook for 30 seconds per side just to add some colour

 

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14 thoughts on “Recipe For Confit Crayfish Using A Sous Vide Cooker

  1. Tough story. Every day I try to name a few things I’m grateful for, and today I will list my hairdresser! Your recipe looks delicious. I really do need to try sous vide cooking sometime!

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    1. I do the same every day as it really makes a difference to how I feel about life 🙂

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  2. My hairdresser recently immigrated back to Bulgeria after 20 years in South Africa. A lot of Eastern European and Russian people seem to be going back to their countries of origin recently. I also had to find a new hairdresser. Fortunately, I am very happy with the highlights and cut the new hairdresser did for me on Saturday last week.

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    1. I could have sent you to my old hairdresser 🙂

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  3. yum!! it’s amazing how much flavor gets added when you cook something in butter (;

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    1. For sure!

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  4. This looks so tasty.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you!

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  5. How beautiful would this taste. And yes…well said about the importance of a good hairdresser. I’m completely dependent on mine!

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    1. Me too!

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  6. You look beautiful with short hair tandy!

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    1. Thank you Lucie!

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  7. Oh I hate it when they cut hair too short! I know it grows back but I dislike having short hair and only like it when they cut the dead ends off hehe. Good luck on your search Tandy!

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    1. Your hair is amazingly long. I have had long hair but cannot cope with how dry it gets from swimming in the sea.

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