100 Foods: Crayfish

While decluttering my bookcase I discovered a hidden gem: Parragon Books’ “100 Best Health Foods.”

This book takes an interesting, in-depth look at 100 amazing foods and discusses their healthy properties. That said, Parragon does not bother to go into any sort of detail as to which seasons the foods are from or where they are from, which is great… as the publisher is in the UK and I am not.

Also the recipes in this book are not necessarily for the busy on-the-go people or they don’t really make the healthy food the stand out in the completed dish.

My plan… I’m going to tackle these 100 health foods relative to their seasonality in my area (some are never seasonable here… but I will follow their seasons in the location in which they are grown) and find simple easy recipes that showcase the foods. Which could be great for amazing foods like plums… but not so great for anchovies…


I cannot advise you to eat crayfish… crawfish… crawdads… mudbugs… uck. Don’t think that I don’t love seafood. Don’t even think that I don’t love crustaceans… I am not a fan of these in any way. They didn’t even make good pets when we had an aquarium. They look like small lobsters.

Most of the meat you are going to get from them are from the tails; although, they do have a small bit of meat in their claws. Parragon says that they are high in Vitamin E… although I can think of better ways to consume Vitamin E.



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