( I should say here, that there are very strict limits as to how many you can take and how big they need to be!)
Anyway, mum loves them and we've been so busy since she got here that last night was the first time we were actually able to have crayfish for dinner.
After trying out lots of different ways of cooking them we learned last year that steaming them in a fish kettle was the absolute best way. It keeps all the flavour in!
So, Lloyd went out to the garden and gathered up keffir lime leaves, a couple of limes, coriander, some lemongrass and used some of our garlic. How amazing to have all this in our garden!! We ended up having a dinner, that in a restaurant, would have been extortionate - and here we were having it for the price of a dive tank fill.
Banana (the wonder cat) inspecting, what he wished, was his dinner!
In the fish kettle - ready to be steamed - love the colours. All you do is put everything in and add about 1cm of water to the fish kettle.
The smell while this was cooking was amazing - it was like we were in Thailand! Lloyd steamed them for 20 minutes and they were absolutely delicious! The tails came out of the shells perfectly.
It was served with a baby rocket salad, toasted walnuts, shaved parmesan and a simple lemon dressing. Mum said it was the best meal she'd had since arriving and I have to say I agree. Lloyd did himself and the crayfish proud - I think they were the best I've ever had!