Citizens, it’s a chilly November post-election here in the U.S., but let us instead remember warm Summer festivities after all the angst of the presidential election! I post the following recipe in honor of my many Swedish friends, especially Anders, Veronica and Erik! 😀
As noted by John Duxbury:
“August kräftskivor (crayfish parties) are one of the highlights of the Swedish calendar and appeal to people of all ages. The parties have been held in Sweden since the 1800s, but in the 1900s a plague almost completely wiped out the crayfish population. As a result Swedish crayfish are now rare and very expensive, so most Swedes pop down to their local supermarket and pick up a few boxes of imported ready-cooked frozen crayfish. If you are lucky enough to be able to cook fresh crayfish, this is how you do it.
Swedes would probably allow about 0.5 kg (1 lb) of crayfish (aka crawfish) per person, and I would recommend the same for those with hearty appetites, 12 ounces per person otherwise. I’ve substituted star anise for the traditional anise seeds, as I prefer a milder flavor in my boil. The aïoli recipe is my own and the Västerbottensost Cheese Pie is traditional.
Feast, my Citizens, with good friends and family – it is truly what life is all about! 😀
Battle on – The GeneralissimoPrint
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