Jul 19

Louisiana Crawfish Boil

This is a craw fish…  it doesn’t look like a fish but ok. These little creatures are a delicacy from the state Louisiana. They are cooked in a large pot with water and several ingredients that enrich the boil. You can easily eat a few dozen of these because they contain little meat. Some people suggest to suck out the head for extra flavor…. yummy 😉

A live crawfish

A live crawfish

Here are the orginal Louisiana Crawfish Boil ingredients:

  • 1 (35 to 40 pound) sack live crawfis
  • 1 (26-ounce) box salt for purging
  • Water
  • 2 (1 pound) sacks crawfish or crab or shrimp boil seasoning
  • 6 to 8 lemons, sliced in half
  • Small onions, peeled
  • Smoked sausage, cut up into large pieces
  • Whole mushrooms
  • Small red or new potatoes, unpeeled
  • 15 to 20 ears of fresh corn on the cob, shucked and broken in halves
  • 6 heads of garlic, split in half exposing pods


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  1. lisette

    Dear animal friends, you do not buy those animals alive (I hope)…..?!
    Are they known in Europe too?
    We did eat those with you by friends in ‘the boat’ that weekend we visited a RV-park? Did we not…
    Love – mama

  2. Jeanine

    I am sorry to say that the best way to buy these guys are live — it tells you that they are fresh & okay to eat (much like buying a live lobster & boiling it). To my best guess…het is een ‘rivierkreeft’ in het Nederlands. -Jeanine

  3. admin

    Yes, that’s the only way to buy them. You can even return the dead ones to the store. These are exactly the food we got served during the wine tasting in San Marcos…


  4. adriana

    Ah, I need to send you some more photos of you and your crawfish eating experience. Maybe I can remember to do that later… I think you will like them.

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