Red Crayfish in Stockholm

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In Stockholm Sweden, the red crayfish is a traditional red shellfish found in the lakes and rivers that are fished during the night and is rare and expensive these days. The centerpiece of a Swedish meal during a gathering is a large tray full of shellfish, cooked in saltwater and scented with anise. This whole feast is complemented by rye bread and seasoned cheese with cumin. Red crayfish are very popular in the markets and fish shops throughout the country during the late summer.