Crawfish Boil

Crawfish Boil Recipe

How to cook live crawfish.

If you are planning a Crawfish Boil, there are two things you want to keep in mind. First, there is a season for harvesting crawfish, also referred to as crayfish or crawdads in some areas. So make sure that live Crawfish is available when planning your event. For example, in Louisiana and Texas, Crawfish Season usually runs from December through July. Second, ensure that all your Crawfish are alive as they go into your cooker. Therefore, it is very important to cook only live Crawfish.

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Serves 6. Cook time: 40 to 45 minutes

crawfish boil recipe
  • 18 Pounds of Live Crawfish or 6 pounds of fresh or frozen tails
  • 2 Pounds of Andouille Sausage
  • 8 to 10 pieces of corn on the cob
  • 2 Pounds of Red Potatoes
  • 1 Yellow Onion Quartered

3 or 4 pounds of live crawfish or 1 pound of frozen tails is a standard per person serving. Most of the meat is in the tails, so this is why you need fewer pounds of tails.

Generally, you want to let the crawfish boil for about 15 minutes, then turn off the cooker and let them continue to cook in hot water for another 10 to 15 minutes.

Keto Crawfish Boil

Keto Crawfish Boil Recipe

Yes, you can eat crawfish on the keto diet. Since about 25% of your daily caloric intake can come from protein on the keto diet, it is okay to enjoy crawfish moderately. The tails are high in protein and low in fat. However, only 10% of your daily calories should come from carbohydrates, so you should skip potatoes and corn.

You might use whole mushrooms instead of corn and potatoes because mushrooms are low in carbohydrates. Another ingredient you can add to your Keto Crawfish Boil is onions. Yellow onions are very low in carbohydrates. Also, try using melted butter or keto-friendly cocktail sauce as a condiment.

Crawfish Boil Recipe Louisiana style

We recommend using Zatarain’s seasoning instead of Old Bay since Zatarian’s is more of a Louisiana or Cajun spice blend. Also, Andouille sausage should be used and not smoked sausage or Kielbasa, which are generally used in shrimp boils. The reason crawfish boils are so closely associated with Louisiana and Texas is that most of the commercial harvesting takes place there.

Pour out your cooked crawfish boil on a table covered with newspaper, grabs some friends and cold beverages, and enjoy!

Pour out your cooked crawfish boil on a table covered with newspaper, grabs some friends and cold beverages, and enjoy!

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How to Clean Crawfish

Cleaning crawfish in a cooler or bus tub is the best and easiest way to clean crawfish. Place the live crawfish into a cooler or bus tub and cover them with cool water. Then drain the water off of the crawfish. Repeat this 2 or 3 times and drain the water again. Remove and throw away all the dead crawfish you find.