Tag Archive: crayfish

Mar 24

Out to Eat! March 24, 2012

A sampling of eating invasive species news and notes from around the internet. This week’s most interesting read: “How cooking turned humans into an invasive species” Hairy Bittercress from The 3 Foragers and Wildman Steve Brills The Lion King I never get tired of hearing about harvesting lionfish…now we hear that traps work in addition to …

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Jan 14

Out to Eat! January 14, 2012

Lissa Strohecker for Maui News makes a eating invasive species  resolution. An edible invader, the red swamp crayfish, is eating its way across Africa. Sharpshooters considered for deer damage control- Oh what shall they do with them all? Michigan is drafting A Guide to Invasive Plant Species of Michigan- sure to include eatable invasives from the …

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Nov 12

Out to Eat! November 12

Eating invasive species news and notes from around the internet Our friend Chef Chad Wells talks about eating invasive snakehead Competitions in Florida here and here target invasive lionfish. Turning Asian carp into fertilizer in Illinois Girl Scouts can now earn their locavore merit badge- next up, an invasivore merit badge? Kiera Butler of Mother …

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Jun 11

Weekly Invasivore Round-up, June 11, 2009

Weekly round-up of eating invasive species news and other happenings from all over.

Jun 05

Invasivore Weekly Round-up, June 5, 2011

Weekly (or so) round-up of eating invasive species news and other tidbits from around the internet. Frogfish! Crayfish!

Apr 29

Lake Tahoe Crayfish Boil

Boiled signal crayfish- let's eat!  Photo credit: Marion Wittmann

We’re honored to share this tasty crayfish recipe from Dr. Charles Goldman, one of the fathers of modern limnology!  Dr. Goldman has spent over 40 years conducting research on Lake Tahoe, home to today’s featured ingredient, the signal crayfish. Mini-Profile: Signal Crayfish Signal crayfish (Pacifasticus leniusculus) are native to western North America, living in freshwater …

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Mar 03

Recipe: Cajun and Swedish Style Crayfish Boils

Boiled Rusty Crayfish served "Northwoods" Style (arranged in a minnow trap); Photo Credit: Grace Loppnow

Just as the Louisiana crayfish is honored with festivals and feasts, the native “noble” crayfish (Astacus astacus) is enthusiastically consumed in Sweden during parties known as kräftskivas.  It seems native European crayfish have been consumed too excessively, as the American signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) has now been introduced as a food source in response to …

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Mar 02

Species Profile: Rusty Crayfish


The rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus) is native to the Ohio River basin in the United States.  It has been distributed to other areas around the country, most likely as unused bait released by fishermen.  It arrived in Wisconsin in the 1960’s and has since established itself as a nasty invader throughout the upper Midwest and …

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Feb 23

Recipe: Crayfish-Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Checking a crayfish trap in the field

A quick and tasty seafood dip that is sure to be a hit at your next party or social gathering.

Feb 20

Weekly Invasivore Round-up Feb. 20, 2011

The Weekly Invasivore Round-up compiles our favorite news and blogoshpere items from the week which we think are relevant to Eating Invasive Species. This week is tallow tree, turtles & frogs, more lionfish, Hawaii, crayfish and rock-snot. Invasivore.org even gets a shout-out.