Crayfish heads

Hi all

Caught a few crays and some have been steamed or boiled whole and then got as much meat out of the heads and legs, but not sure what to do with crays that I have removed the head and frozen tail only. I would imagine that head and legs only dont need to cook as long as whole crays ?

Up to now been mincing therm up and adding to burley but freezer cant take any more burleym and dont want to waste. Any suggestions - Cheers

 

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Cray head soup

Sat, 2021-12-04 17:21

Doesn’t taste to bad. Rip top off head off/ remove gills/ guts . Boil the heads in fish stock / add spices to liking . Prawns / fish towards end isn’t bad either

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Cheers LJ

Sat, 2021-12-04 17:45

 Cheers  - wll give it a go 

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 Always make stock from the

Sun, 2021-12-05 15:46

 Always make stock from the Cray heads for marinara sauces and risotto stock. It's quite strong so you don't need a lot. 

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Cook legs only

Mon, 2021-12-06 11:14

Hey Eric, when freezing tails green, I remove the legs and antenae and boil in a small pot for 5 mins....more or less like prawns.

They come out good