Pasta With Crayfish And Mushrooms

I am submitting this recipe for pasta with crayfish and mushrooms to Presto Pasta Nights, which is being hosted this week by Chez Cayenne

When Dave and I moved to Gordons Bay we were really struggling. I had a very strict budget and protein was one of the most luxurious items on my list. I bought the cheapest cuts of meat and made the most of what I could afford. We were lucky enough to be invited to join someone crayfishing and this became our standard protein of choice. Our only cost was the license fee itself. Crayfish as eaten steamed, poached, grilled, braaied and in every combination of pasta you can imagine. I made crayfish macaroni cheese on more than one occasion. Now, we go out crayfishing for the love of the water, and we have a freezer full of tails for the special meals with friends. This pasta dish is a lovely way to use your crayfish if you too have an excess of them.

Pasta With Crayfish And Mushrooms
Pasta With Crayfish And Mushrooms
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Pasta With Crayfish And Mushrooms

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


  • 15 g butter
  • 4 spring onions finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 chilli left whole
  • 125 g mushrooms sliced
  • 2 crayfish tails steamed and cut into thick slices
  • 15 mls cream
  • 25 g Parmesan grated
  • small handful flat leaf parsley chopped


  • While your pasta is cooking, heat the butter in a large frying pan
  • Sauté the spring onions and garlic until soft
  • Add the chilli and the mushrooms
  • As soon as the mushrooms are cooked, remove the chilli
  • Add the crayfish and allow to warm through
  • Add the cream and the Parmesan
  • Toss the cooked pasta through the sauce
  • Serve garnished with the parsley

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PS I know this is my second crayfish pasta submission but I am not at home and had this one ready to press!

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17 thoughts on “Pasta With Crayfish And Mushrooms

  1. Buona! Buonissima!! I love crayfish pasta but I only have it at restaurant. I don’t know why, cooking seafood always scares me…

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