Crayfish And Mushroom Pasta

This recipe for crayfish and mushroom pasta is one that I make often.

If you take a look at the photograph of me that I used for Project Food Blog, you will see I am sitting on the boat, with a bucket of crayfish. The week after we got married, Dave and I were given ‘work’ to do. This consisted of going out with Nico crayfishing. You have to have a crew of 5 people in order to bring back 20 crayfish and as the journey is an hour there and back, not having a full crew on board is a waste. It was years since I had been on a ski boat, and the time previous to that I was 13, trying to ski, and ended up ‘flashing’ the boys I was trying to impress. Needless to say, this time was far more enjoyable. We went out from Gordons Bay harbour to Rooiels and caught our quota of these creatures that walk all over your feet. I actually had to brave up to touch them. But, this first trip started my love affair with the need for the sea, and the delectable creatures we catch.

Crayfish And Mushroom Pasta
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Crayfish And Mushroom Pasta

Recipe Category: Italian
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 4 rashers back bacon sliced
  • 15 mls olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 125 g mushrooms sliced
  • 45 mls crème fraîche
  • 2 crayfish tails steamed and cut into chunks
  • a small handful of fresh tarragon chopped


  • while you are cooking your pasta -
  • fry the bacon until crispy and remove from the pan
  • add the oil and sauté the onions
  • add the mushrooms and cook until soft
  • add the crème fraîche and the crayfish
  • sprinkle over the tarragon
  • toss the pasta through the sauce and serve

this is my first entry to: Presto Pasta Nights

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