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Simple Koura (Crayfish) Mornay

Not everyone gets to eat crayfish but thanks to Sam Kereopa it’s often on my menu. In this dish it’s steamed with kaffir lime leaves and lemon grass. There’s nothing to it!

Serves 4

1 whole crayfish

5-6 kaffir lime leaves

2 stalks of lemon grass

few shavings of Parmigiano-Reggiano

flaky sea salt and pepper

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

juice of 1 lime

limes, to garnish

Bring water to the boil in the lower section of a steamer.  Steam the crayfish, kaffir lime leaves and whole lemon grass stalks in the upper section for 10-12 minutes for an average sized cray.

Remove koura from the shell when cool enough to handle.

Serve with Parmigiano-Reggiano and sprinkle with the usual goodies: flaky sea salt, pepper, extra virgin olive oil and lime juice.

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