Sunday, 17 August 2014

Crayfish dinner

It's August, so we thought - let's have a crayfish party!
Crayfish parties are traditionally held in August because crayfish harvesting was, for most of the 20th century, legally limited to the late summer. Today few Swedes are prepared to abandon this tradition, even though the 7th of August crayfish premier date has no legal significance. The crayfish parties usually mark the end of the summer for most.

We had all the "musts": crayfish boiled in salt water and seasoned with crown dill; Västerbottenpaj, crispbread, baguettes, salad, sauces and... well, prinskorv (sausages)... for those who didn't like the crayfish...

Of course we also had decorative paper lanterns and funny hats!

Lucas had quite a few and he actually really enjoyed his crayfish, even though he struggled a bit with shelling them. Linnea not so much. 

Yes, you eat it with your hands, and sucking noisily to extract all the yummy juices is perfectly acceptable behaviour!

Mmm, yummy yummy in my tummy!

1 comment:

  1. Det ser bare kjempegodt ut! Fine dere er med hatter og greier! Og sa vanvitting gront utenfor vinduet!