North Sea Crayfish

North Sea Crayfish

This is the way crayfish are eaten in Sylt,  Germany.


  • 1 lb Crayfish
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 – 2 garlic cloves – crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Sour cream
  • 2 – 4 Baked potatoes


  1. Fry the crushed garlic slightly in the olive oil.
  2. Add the paprika, let it warm just a little bit before adding the crayfish.
  3. Add salt and the teaspoon butter.
  4. Cook the crayfish for about 5 minutes if already thoroughly cooked when bought – otherwise ask at your local fishmarket for recommended cooking time.

Serving Suggestions:

At the North Sea in Germany, this dish is usually served on a baked potatoe with lots of Sour Cream!

(Serves 2)