Plated crayfish mornay and steamed vegetables

Crayfish Mornay: A Seafood Delight Worth Savouring

Seafood lovers, rejoice!
This Crayfish Mornay recipe is a culinary masterpiece that will tantalise your taste buds and leave you craving more.
Tender crayfish tails enveloped in a rich, creamy Mornay sauce, this dish is a symphony of flavours and textures.

Whether you’re hosting a special occasion or simply indulging in a gourmet seafood feast, this recipe is sure to become a new favourite.

Plated crayfish mornay and steamed vegetables

Cooking Crayfish Mornay: A Mouthwatering Seafood Recipe

Shane Lowry
Indulge in a delectable seafood treat with this tantalising recipe for Cooking Crayfish Mornay.
Discover the perfect blend of flavours and textures that make this dish a true culinary delight.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Easy and Delicious Appetiser Recipes for Any Occasion
Cuisine French
Servings 4 -6 serves
Calories 762 kcal


  • 900 g fresh crayfish tails cooked and peeled
  • 60 g butter
  • 60 g plain all-purpose flour
  • 1 L milk
  • 250 g grated Gruyère cheese
  • 60 g grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


  • Preheat oven to 175°C (347°F).
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
    Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute, until golden brown.
  • Gradually whisk in milk, then bring to a simmer.
    Cook for 5 minutes, whisking constantly, until sauce thickens.
  • Stir in Gruyère cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and nutmeg until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth.
  • Fold in cooked crayfish tails and parsley.
  • Transfer mixture to a greased baking dish.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until sauce is bubbly and crayfish are heated through.
  • Serve immediately.


  • For a richer flavour, use a combination of Gruyère and Parmesan cheese.
  • If you don't have fresh parsley, you can use 1 tsp dried parsley.
  • For a spicier dish, add a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • Serve with a side of steamed vegetables or rice.


  • Add other seafood, such as prawns, shrimp or scallops, to the dish.
  • Use a different type of cheese, such as cheddar or aged.
  • Make a vegetarian version of the dish by using tofu or portabello mushrooms instead of crayfish.
  • Serving Suggestions:

    • Serve Crayfish Mornay as a main course with a side of salad or vegetables.
    • For a more casual meal, serve it over pasta or rice.
    • If you're feeling fancy, serve it as an Appetiser in individual ramekins.
    Keyword Appetiser, crayfish mornay

    1 Comment

    1. 5 stars
      My Mum used to make this. I made it without the posh cheese and used cheap pak n save cheese. yummo

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