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Crayfish Mornay

Nothings fancier than serving crayfish in their shells. Crayfish in creamy sauce with Parmesan cheese and topped with bread crumbs.

JuliettevanSon Washington, United States

Ingredients
Serves: 2 

  • 2 crayfish, cleaned, cooked and halved
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 cloves
  • 60g butter
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 dessertspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • lemon, quartered

Directions
Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:5min resting  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. In saucepan, heat milk, onion, bay and cloves on low to almost boil. Remove from heat and set aside for 5 minutes. Remove onion, bay and cloves with a slotted spoon.
  2. In large saucepan, melt butter then stir in flour. Add the milk while stirring constantly. Bring to a boil then simmer to thicken. Add cheese and mustard then remove from heat.
  3. Remove crayfish from shells and place shells on a baking tray. Cut the meat into chunks then add to the sauce. Spoon back into the shells, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and grill for 5 minutes. Serve with lemon.

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