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Cajun Crawfish Boil Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Patrick & Connie Ermis
Added: Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 - 2 Bags of LIVE Crawfish (35lbs/bag)
2 - ZATARAIN'S Crab & Shrimp Boil - Pre Seasoned (73 oz.)
5 - 10 lemons ( cut in half )
Cayenne Pepper ( if you need the extra pop )


For the following ingredients you can uses as much or as few as you like:

Onions (whole)
Mushrooms
Red New Potatoes
Garlic Cloves (whole)
Frozen Corn on Cob
Smoked Andouille Sausage
Favorite Brand of Beer

Directions:
Directions:
Drink Beer!

Purging the Crawfish: The cardinal rule is to purge and thoroughly wash the crawfish before boiling them. Placing them in a plastic children's pool, large tub, or a large ice chest - rinse them in enough changes of water for the water to run reasonably clear. Do this 3 - 4 times. After purging and cleaning, dont leave the crawfish covered with water, as they need air to stay alive. Keep the crawfish in a cool or shaded area until youre ready to start cooking. NOTE: Be careful not to let them purge too long. You do not want them to be dead when you add them to the boil.

Drink Beer!

In a large (18- to 20-gallon) pot over high heat, add enough water to fill a little more than halfway. Add 1/2 jar of shrimp boil. Squeeze about three lemons in to water and put the lemons in also. Cover pot and bring water to a boil; boil 2 to 3 minutes to allow the spices to mix well.

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Using a large wire basket that fits into the pot, add enough onions, sausage, mushrooms, potatoes, corn and garlic to halfway fill the basket. Maintain a boil and cook 10 - 14 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain and pour into a cooler to keep warm. Be careful and crack the cooler for a few minutes so it does not melt the cooler. Continue until all the veggies are done.

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Add the second jar of seasoning and more lemons and bring back to a boil. Fill the basket about 1/3 up with the live crawfish and cook for 4 minutes. They will turn bright red. Drain and place in a separate cooler. Continue, adding seasoning as needed, until all crawfish are cooked.

Drink Beer!

This is a great outdoor activity and should be enjoyed on a table layered with newspaper.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We have had many a crawfish boil with Connie's Parents. We have found that one of the best places to get live crawfish is at Rose's Seafood in Seabrook on the waterfront.

 

 

 

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