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Crayfish Linguine in Bisque Sauce

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Sounds like a complicated dish huh? Don't be fooled by its name! It's a really simple yet very tasty dish. Knowing me, I won't go for anything too complicating unless it's some special occasion or if I feel like it during weekends. I don't have much time to fiddle around in the kitchen during the weekdays, so I normally go for something relatively simple yet something that can satisfy the wild boar.

Crayfish Linguine in Bisque Sauce

Ingredients: serves 4-5

  • Linguine
  • 1 large Onion - cut into wedges
  • 4 cloves Garlic - crushed
  • 2 cans (400 ml each) Baxters Lobster Bisque
  • 15g Chives - chopped
  • 180g Crayfish Tails
  • 10 Seafood Sticks - cut into cubes
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Sweat onions until soft and translucent.
  • Add garlic and fry until fragrant.
  • Pour in lobster bisque and slowly heat it up. Do not bring to boil (that's what it says on the can).
  • Stir in chives, crayfish tails and seafood sticks.
  • Leave to cook on low heat for about 10 mins.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Cook linguine as instructed on the package. Drain.
  • Mix linguine with sauce.
  • Sprinkle a bit of ground black pepper, squeeze some lemon juice on linguine and enjoy!

Crayfish Linguine in Bisque Sauce


  • I'm normally a bit skeptical about using canned soup for cooking as I've had many bad experiences. But I used Baxters lobster bisque for this dish as it has a very strong shellfish flavour, very creamy and very delicious. The wild boar says it's very bisque-y, very tasty.
lobster bisque
  • I was going to use prawns for this dish until I saw this:
crayfish tail

I am sending this to Lore's Original Recipes.

39 oink oinks...:

Sara said...

This looks so delicious! I love crayfish, but don't get my hands on them very often. I bet shrimp or langostines would work.

5 Star Foodie said...

I love this recipe and the picture is gorgeous!

pigpigscorner said...

Sara: Thanks. I'm sure any shellfish will go really well with this dish.

5 Star Foodie: This is one of my fav pasta recipes and thanks!

Selba said...

Wow... looks fantastic! Just made spaghetti with bolognese for my Sunday lunch. This is a good idea the next time I cook spaghetti :)

noobcook said...

I love the idea of soaking the pasta in lobster bisque soup... what a great pasta idea :D

fatboybakes said...

i love lobster bisque soup, and I kinda like linguine (of all the diff pastas)... i wonder if you can get baxters lobster bisque here... i think i've seen it before. probably cost an arm and a leg. as for the crayfish tails, sigh, where to find??
lovely blog you have...thanks for dropping by.

vkeong said...

that's really nicely done, looks extremely enticing. maybe one day you can try using fresh crayfish :)

Maria said...

That looks delicious! and the sauce is from a can, thats a pretty simple idea and yet it looks so professional.

Kiri said...

what are seafood sticks? the only thing i can think of is artificial crab meat maybe?

pigpigscorner said...

Selba: Thanks! Yes this is a great alternative to tomato-based pasta dishes.

noobcook: Thanks. I love pasta and I can eat pasta with anything!

fatboybakes: Thanks for visiting too! I prefer linguine to spaghetti actually. I think that can of lobster bisque is about £1.50. You can sub crayfish tails with other seafood like prawns, mussels, lobster!

vkeong: Thanks. Haha...maybe one day if I find some in the farmers mkt.

Maria: Yes! I like simple yet delicious recipes esp when I don't have much time to cook during weekdays.

Kiri: Yes, they are also called crabsticks.

Allie said...

The pasta looks so yummy! And your picture is so great!

Natashya said...

I love pasta! We don't have the same seafood products here in Canada though, sigh.

Katherine Aucoin said...

This looks wonderful and has great drool factor. I haven't seen crawfish tails in a can before, that is amazing. I'm going to fit this one in our rotation.

Indonesia-Eats said...

Gosh! This made me hungry, I haven't had my breakfast yet :D

pigpigscorner said...

Thanks Allie. You take wonderful pictures too!

Natashya: You can try looking for subs. I tried other forms of bisque, for some I had to add cream to make it creamy. And Canada has lots of wonderful seafood like lobster!

Katherine: Thanks! The crayfish tails and chives gave it a nice colour. This is my first time using crayfish tails in brine actually. I was going to use prawns but the colour of crayfish caught my eye.

Indonesia-Eats: Thanks for visiting! Your pictures mae me hungry this morning!

Pam said...

My mouth is watering - this looks amazing. I love your photos.

Sam said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, it was great to hear from you. I had never read your blog before but it's great, I love your photos!

I'm definitely going to try this dish it looks beautiful!

duodishes said...

This just brings back memories of lobster bisque soup with saltines. Thanks for that!

Snooky doodle said...

this looks delicious to me!! thanks for sharing. Regarding my almond cookies the ones with the egg whites they re like macaroons :) the others a bit heavier.

Kitchen Corner said...

This pasta looks really yummy! I'll try the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yum, looks delicious!

Pete said...

Thks for visiting my blog. I love crayfish, but I haven't find any shop in Malaysia that sells this type of crayfish tails. Nice Linguine dish!

Orce Serrano Hams said...

Sounds and looks fantastic! Great recipe.

dp said...

That is a good-looking bowl of pasta!

It's not fair that you guys in Europe can find better canned and preserved foods than we can here in the States! I've never seen anything like the lobster bisque here. Nor the lobster tails. And in France they can just walk to their grocer and pick up duck confit. Maybe I need to move?

noble pig said...

Wow, how beautiful and lovely sounding. I have never seen that stuff in a can but wow!

pigpigscorner said...

Thank you all for stopping by my blog and leaving all these lovely comments =D

dp: You have lots of wonderful ingredients in the states! I love watching alton brown and I'm just jealous of all the hypermarkets that he goes to. I can spend my whole day grocery shopping there.

Jude said...

Sounds and looks fantastic. Just had dinner but I'm hungry again. Thanks for that :)

Kevin said...

That looks tasty! I do not think I have even had crayfish. I will have to look for some.

Girl Japan said...

How did I miss this post.. swell.. fabulously done!!!! What time is dinner on? hehe

pigpigscorner said...

Jude: Thanks! I feel hungry everytime I look at the pix!

Kevin: Try fresh ones if you get some. THe ones in brine are a tad rubbery.

Girl Japan: You are a bit too late =P

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

What a fantastic, quick, nutritious and stylish meal! :D

pigpigscorner said...

Lorraine: Thanks! A very satisfying meal indeed =)

maggie said...

How gorgeous! Yum.

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Sounds like a nice simple winter meal:-)

Chef E said...

Now this is right up my Louisiana mom's alley...she made this quite often for us when I was grandfather would fly in with a cooler full of crawfish, although I would not want to see them yank the head off, i like the idea of it coming in a can, lol

mycookinghut said...

Fantastic dish!

pigpigscorner said...

maggie: Thank you =)

Marc: It's really simple yet satisyfing meal. Perfect for as weekday meal!

Chef E: Perfect with fresh crawfish!! I wish I could get some here.

mycookinghut: Thanks!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

This looks absolutely delightful! I don't know if I'll be able to find the soup and crayfish but I'll certainly look!

Anonymous said...

Hi, made a variation on this last night and I need to share this with you all! Basically I had some free (ready made)spinach and ricotta cannelloni which i cooked as per instruction. I cooked the seafood as above (although I used King prawn, mussels and scollops) and then unrolled the pasta and layered it with the seafood like a lasagne. Served it with garlic bread and a salad at it was immense!!!!
Try it!! Charlie x

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