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.

Yield: 4-6 serves

Cooking Crayfish Mornay: A Mouthwatering Seafood Recipe

Plated crayfish mornay and steamed vegetables

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.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 900g fresh crayfish tails, cooked and peeled
  • 60g butter
  • 60g plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1L milk
  • 250g grated Gruyère cheese
  • 60g grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 175°C (347°F).
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
    Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute, until golden brown.
  3. Gradually whisk in milk, then bring to a simmer.
    Cook for 5 minutes, whisking constantly, until sauce thickens.
  4. Stir in Gruyère cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and nutmeg until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth.
  5. Fold in cooked crayfish tails and parsley.
  6. Transfer mixture to a greased baking dish.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until sauce is bubbly and crayfish are heated through.
  8. 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.

    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving:Calories: 762Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 398mgSodium: 1257mgCarbohydrates: 15gFibre: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 69g

    "These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."

    Shane Lowry

    Shane Lowry is the author of Good Food To Eat, a website that provides recipes and cooking help.He is a home cook who enjoys sharing his passion for food with others. Lowry’s mother is a chef, and she taught him the basics of cooking and baking when he was young.He also has experience running a catering business with his wife, specializing in finger foods and full meals for people with dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, vegan, and low-carb.Through his various cooking experiences, Lowry has learned what makes a great recipe: simple to follow, yet delicious and satisfying. That’s why he focuses on creating step-by-step recipes that are easy for anyone to make, regardless of their cooking skills.

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