Rowanwood Kitchen

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Potted Crayfish with Applewood Smoked Butter

As part of my Easter extravaganza I decided to go fishy for the first course. I love potted shrimp but had never made it, so channeling my inner food geek I thought if try something a little bit different.  Potted anything is pretty simple, it’s basically just flavoured butter and whatever you’re looking to pot. So to start I clarified the butter added sherry vinegar and seasoning then added applewood smoked with my smoking gun . Fats take on the smoke really well so it only took a coupe of hits.image

Then it was simply a case of packing the crayfish into pots and covering with the melted butter and allowing to cool.

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Being a geek I also made a chorizo flavoured butter to top the pots with. When the pots were set I served with hot sourdough and a squeeze of lemon and pepper.

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This entry was posted on April 6, 2015 by in Fish, Starters.
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