Dill brine recipe for crayfish (about 2kg)

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Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 4 l of water
  • 330 ml of dark beer (stout, porter…)
  • 150 g of fresh crown dill (about 2 branches)
  • 20 g of brown sugar
  • 150-200 g of salt (depending on taste)

Follow the steps in our recipe to make your own dill brine.

How to make your own brine?

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Preparation Time

15 min

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Cooking Time

10 min

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How to make your own brine step by step

STEP 1: In a large pot, bring about 4 liters of water to a boil, then add the salt, sugar and beer, if using. Add most of the dill, reserving a few crowns (flowers) for serving, and simmer for about 10 minutes.

STEP 2: Let the brine cool down, ideally by placing it in a tub or bath with ice cold water.

STEP 3: Take your cooked crayfish and put them in the brine. Soak them in the sauce for several hours, ideally overnight.

STEP 4: To serve, drain the crayfish (about 2 kg), place them in a serving plate and decorate with the remaining dill crowns. If you have leftovers, try making this delicious salad.

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