Tristan Crawfish

The Tristan Crawfish is regarded as the finest cold-water crawfish in the world, hailing from Tristan da Cunha Island in the South Atlantic, known as the most remote inhabited island on Earth. This unique rock lobster is exclusively harvested there. Its distinctiveness and flavor render the Tristan Crawfish a truly rare delicacy of the utmost quality. You can find these seafood offerings in our selection: we offer whole Crawfish and Crawfish tails in sashimi-grade quality.


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Tristan Languste auf weißem Teller, von oben fotografiert
Tristan lobster tail

In shell

from  CHF 17.99*

Tristan Languste angerichtet auf Teller
Tristan Lobster

with head & shell

from  CHF 19.99*


1. BLANCH When blanching crawfish as a whole, do not thaw beforehand; instead, place them directly from the freezer into boiling water and blanch for approximately 10 minutes. For a thawed crawfish tail, blanch in boiling water for about 3 minutes. When ready to eat, crack the crawfish tail open and drizzle with olive oil or toss in lemon butter. 2. CONFUSE IN BUTTER Carefully make an incision on the belly side of the lobster tail to remove the meat from the shell. Melt butter over medium heat until a brownish layer forms at the bottom (caramelizing the milk solids). Once the butter has cooled slightly, add the crawfish tail and cook, turning it several times, for approximately 5 minutes. Enhance with a touch of lime zest and salt. 3. GRILLED whole crawfish or grilled CRAWFISH TAIL Split the whole crawfish or tail with shell lengthwise, then season the flesh sides with salt and olive oil. Grill the lobster tail for about 3 minutes on the flesh side, then flip it and let it continue to cook at lower heat for another 3 minutes. 4. Whole pre-cooked Tristan lobster The whole pre-cooked Tristan Crawfish is halved. At this point, carefully split the frozen lobster with a knife and thaw overnight in the refrigerator or slowly at room temperature. Then arrange the halves on a plate. It goes well with melted brown butter, high-quality olive oil or cocktail sauce. Season with a little sea salt and lemon.


What should I consider when buying crawfish online?

Overfishing is a significant concern, and it spares no species, including crawfish. Therefore, sustainable management of crawfish populations is of utmost importance. Our Tristan crawfish originate from the island of Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic, where their habitat is safeguarded by stringent regulations. This environment allows these creatures to thrive under optimal conditions, allowing their unique flavors to develop. Furthermore, our crawfish is MSC-certified.

The residents of the Tristan da Cunha archipelago have traditionally relied on the extraordinary rock crawfish for their livelihoods and have even incorporated this rare species into their national flag as an emblem. The island's fishermen are well aware of the uniqueness of the crawfish habitat and protect it through the strictest regulations. Crawfish find their optimal living conditions in the frigid and oxygen-rich waters around Tristan da Cunha. The fishing vessels used for setting and retrieving traps can accommodate only twelve individuals.

How do you cut up crawfish tails?

To properly cut up a lobster, you first need a pointed, sharp knife and a cutting board. Here we go:

Step 1: Place the lobster tail lengthwise on the cutting board in front of you. The open end points towards you.
Step 2: Aim the tip of the knife at the center of the space between the second and third elements.
Step 3: Push the tip of the knife through the shell until you reach the cutting board.
Step 4: Push the blade through towards the open end.
Step 5: Turn the lobster tail 180 degrees and now cut the other half in half.

Which wine pairing should I buy with the lobsters?

The most suitable wine to accompany our Tristan Crawfish is contingent upon the method of preparation. We'd like to propose our Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc as a fine choice.

Where do the best crawfish come from?

The finest cold-water lobsters originate from the island of Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic and are made available globally through a select and exclusive distribution network. Given their unique history, sustainable harvesting practices, and exceptionally high quality, we have chosen to feature the Tristan Crawfish in our product range.

Buying crawfish online: How do I recognize good quality?

When you're looking to purchase Crawfish online, the primary indicator of good quality lies in the seals and certifications that accompany the product. The exceptional quality of our Tristan Crawfish can be attributed to the fact, that these creatures are raised in cold waters. These lower temperatures result in slower growth, allowing the Crawfish more time to develop their distinctive flavor. It's no coincidence that Tristan Crawfish are revered as the undisputed number one choice among top chefs worldwide.

What are the advantages of buying crawfish online?

Purchasing crawfish online presents a distinct practical advantage for you: you don't need to be physically present in a store; you can conveniently place your order from the comfort of your home or while on the go. Additionally, our exceptional quality is exclusively available through our carefully chosen seafood retail partner shops. The most straightforward method to order your Tristan Crawfish is through HONEST CATCH.