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Meal Maths: Crayfish

Its more important than ever to be resourceful and choose meals that are cost-effective. This shouldn’t have a negative impact on your creativity and enjoy tasty seafood delights! Our Crayfish Meal Maths will prove how enjoying crayfish won’t break the bank with these original and interesting ideas!

We’ve managed to create 1 crayfish dinner for 4 people for £10, 2 lunches for 2 people for £5 each, and also 3 meals for one with all of them under £12!

For all the crayfish, we will be using our Big & Juicy Crayfish Tails. These are available from various retailers, such as Tesco for £3.90. We have calculated our costs based on ingredients used – this is because, quite often, you’ll have these already or they can be kept and used for different dishes.

Dinner for 4 under £10

Crayfish, Tomato, and Olive Pasta

This is a really quick and tasty recipe. Perfect for sunny days, dreaming of Italian countryside. You can use any pasta you enjoy or have in the cupboard to make a quick and simple dinner that everyone will love.

Cooking this dish couldn’t be simpler. Simply fry the onion and garlic whilst the pasta is cooking. Add the chopped tomatoes to the onion and reduce down. Stir in the olives and crayfish to warm through. Then add the pasta with a spoonful of pasta water!

  • 2 packets of Big & Juicy Crayfish Tails: £7.80
  • 1 onion: 80p
  • 1 canned chopped tomatoes: 35p
  • 2 cloves of garlic: 16p
  • Pasta (we went for tagliatelle): 55p
  • 100g olives: 46p

Lunches for 2 for £5 Each!

Now that we’re working from home, our lunchtime habits have changed. We can’t pop to the shop to get a meal deal, so get creative at home with some tasty recipes.

Sweet Chilli Crayfish Lettuce Cups

These lettuce cups are a wonderful alternative to a wrap and with the sweet chilli, has a nice little kick for a mid-day pick me up! Mix together the crayfish with mayonnaise, ketchup, and sweet chilli. Use the juice of lemon and season with salt and pepper. Take the leaves off the romaine lettuce and place the sweet chilli crayfish mix in it.

  • 1 packet of Big & Juicy Crayfish Tails: £3.90
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise 10p
  • 1 tbsp ketchup: 9p
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce: 13p
  • 1 lemon: 28p
  • 1 romaine lettuce: 50p

Crayfish Cocktail Jacket Potato

The Jacket Potato is a find lunchtime favourite which we’ve forgotten about when we’re used to enjoying lunch out and about. Now that you’re at home, you have time to make the perfect jacket potato, with delicious topping of crayfish cocktail! Put the potatoes in the oven for 20 minutes on high (220˚C) to get a nice crispy skin, then turn the heat to 180˚C for 1 hour. Prepare all the other ingredients and season with salt and pepper, ready to fill your jacket potatoes when they’re ready.

  • 1 packet Big & Juicy Crayfish Tails: £3.90
  • 2 Large Potatoes: 50p
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise: 10p
  • 2 tbsp ketchup:18p
  • 1 tsp horseradish: 5p
  • 1 lemon: 28p
  • 1 tbsp crème fraiche: 10p

3 Meals for 1 for £12

If you’re cooking for one, there are lots of different options to make your tasty crayfish interesting and new every day with 3 different meals, with their total price just £12.

Crayfish & Asparagus Risotto

This risotto is fresh and zesty with seasonal asparagus for a tasty dinner for 1. To cook this crayfish risotto, fry the onion gently in some oil. Add the risotto rice and fry until the grains are translucent. Slowly add the stock in whilst stirring until the rice is cooked. Add cooked asparagus and crayfish, and season with lemon.

  • ½ packet Big & Juice Crayfish Tails: £1.95
  • 1 onion: 80p
  • 500ml stock: 5p
  • ½ Asparagus pack (60g): 90p
  • 1 lemon: 28p
  • 115g risotto rice: 29p

Garlic and Chilli Crayfish with Crusty Bread

This is a quick and simple dish that emphasises the beauty of crayfish, served simply with tasty bread. Simply fry the garlic and chilli in the butter. Add the crayfish to warm through, season with sugar, squeeze with fresh lime and finish off with the crème fraiche. Serve with the crusty roll to dip in!

  • 10g butter: 6p1 garlic clove: 16p
  • 1 chilli: 10p
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar: 5p
  • 1 lime: 30p
  • ½ packet Big & Juicy Crayfish: £1.95
  • 1 tbsp crème fraiche: 10p
  • 1 crusty roll 69p

King Prawn and Crayfish Noodles

These noodles are simply perfect to use up any veg you have leftover in the fridge. Adding the king prawns make it extra special. On a really high heat, fry all the ingredients whilst the egg noodles are boiling then add in the soy sauce and sweet chilli!

  • 1/3 broccoli: 20p
  • 1 spring onion: 5p
  • ½ packet king prawns: 1.80
  • ½ packet Big & Juicy Crayfish: 1.95
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce: 7p
  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli: 13p
  • 1 pepper: 45p
  • Egg Noodles: 33p
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Our Crayfish tails are packed in a modified air atmosphere. Our plump and succulent Crayfish are wild creel caught in China.

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