Recipe: Crayfish with Wild Garlic Butter & Lovage VodkaA spring recipe from Gather Cook Feast, the new cookbook from Toast co-founder Jessica Seaton.

Recipe: Crayfish with Wild Garlic Butter & Lovage VodkaA spring recipe from Gather Cook Feast, the new cookbook from Toast co-founder Jessica Seaton.

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Crayfish with Wild Garlic Butter & Lovage Vodka

Following the Scandinavian proactice of eating quantities of crayfish washed down with aquavit, here is a herby alternative. Make the lovage vodka ahead.

Lovage is a delicious, under-used herb with earthy, aromatic (and even curry-ish) celery flavours. It’s not often found in supermarkets but it is easy to grow, shooting up every spring and threatening to take over the garden. If you have difficulty finding lovage, use a small bunch of dill.

Wild garlic butter is also delicious stirred into a risotto, mixed into pasta, or on grilled meat or fish. Substitute an aïoli, in need.

Ingredients

The crayfish in broth
3 kilos live freshwater crayfish
5 litres water
½ a bottle of white wine
3 leeks of onions, sliced
3 sticks of celery, sliced
3 ba...

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