Archive for August, 2012

Kräftskiva – Crayfish Party

August 14, 2012

Get your paper hats ready, it’s time for a Crayfish Party! You’ll need paper hats, paper lanterns with the man on the moon painted on them and lots of bibs! And don’t forget your drinking songs, Snapsvisa.

In ancient times crayfish were believed to have magical powers and were used for many medical cures. In the 16th century the kings and queens of Scandinavia ordered crayfish for their parties and a tradition was born.

Crayfish is traditionally boiled in dill, Kokta Kräftor. There is also crayfish herring and crayfish skagen. It is typically served with boiled potatoes with a cream sauce, corn on the cob, Västerbotten cheese, salad and other dishes buffet-style.

Crayfish like most crustaceans is usually cooked in its shell. Very little of any flavor you may add will get past the shell.

Falksalt has come up with flavored salts, perfect to help season your crayfish, lobster, vegetables or meats. It’s even perfect to add directly while cooking on the grill. They come in several flavors as large flakes. Rosemary, Smoke, Wild Mushroom, Wild Garlic, Chipotle, Citron, Red Chili, Black and Natural. So if your invited to a Crayfish Party, you’ll be ready!

Helan går!