How do you understand happiness? Is it a smile of a loved one or watching sunrise from the roof of the highest skyscraper? Your child’s first word or a motorcycle ride on an incredible speed? And maybe all of this? Is it possible to make a choice?

Cray fish soup recipe
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Armenian Cuisine
  • 1kg of Sevan crayfish
  • 0.150 kg carrot
  • 0.100 kg onion
  • 0.07 kg tomato paste
  • 0.100 l white wine
  • 0.100 lof cream
  • 0.010 l olive oil
For the filling:
  • 0.100 kg butter
  • 0.010 kg garlic
  • 0.005 kg Dijon mustard
  • 0.007 kg anchovy
  • 0.010 l white wine
  1. At first, boil crayfish and peel crayfish tails that will be needed to cook the filling.
  2. Fry crayfish shells in the olive oil then crumble them up.
  3. Add chopped onion, carrot, bayleaf, garlic and fry again for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add wine and set on fire.
  5. After the spirit evaporates and the fire goes out, add tomato paste and 2 liters of water.
  6. Continue boiling at small heat for 2.5-3 hours.
  7. Drain off the boiled mass, add cream and boil for necessary density.
  8. For cooking the filler, whip the butter adding minced garlic and anchovy and pouring in white wine and Dijon mustard.
  9. Put the cooked mass on clingfilm, one spoon at a time, and put the crayfish tails in such way that after rolling the clingfilm you get balls with crayfish tails inside.
  10. Place the balls into refrigerator for a while.
  11. After the balls are cooled cover them plentifully with bread crumbs.
  12. You can place the cooked balls into the freezer.
  13. Fry the balls in oil till golden colour before serving.

I have been always surprised with the question about the happiest moment in life. It just doesn’t exist. I mean, all my life is one happy moment. Of course, there are ups and downs, tears and laughter. But how can you know what is joy without sadness?

And how do you see happiness? Is it a journey or a certain moment?

Cray fish soup