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Louisiana Crawfish Boil Recipe

If your willing to spend the time boiling your crustaceans instead of buying them already cooked you could cook them they way you like, whether you want spicy or mild crawfish. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on a sack here’s a recipe for Louisiana Crawfish Boil. Before you sit down to enjoy your crawfish make sure to grab plenty of paper towels and your favorite beverage.
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This recipe is for 20 pounds of Crawfish feeds 4 – 5 people.

1.Rinse your live crawfish off until the water runs clear.
2. Pour 6 gallons of water into a boiling pot with a strainer basket. Add 1- 8oz bottle of liquid crab boil, 1/4 container of salt, and 3/4 of the bag of powered Crawfish, Shrimp & Crab Boil to the pot until boiling. Note- we use 3/4 bag from the large bag (4.5 lb.) of seasoning for 2olbs of crawfish. For a whole sack of crawfish 30-40 lbs use the entire bag (4.5 lb )Louisiana Crawfish Shrimp & Crab Boil Seasoning and 1/2 container salt. You may want to add more vegetables if you’re cooking a whole sack of crawfish. Also, look for bags of small red potatoes in the netted bags and throw the whole bag into the pot.
3. Add four lemons cut in half, three onions, three heads of garlic, and two containers of mushrooms. Bring to a boil for 7 minutes.
4. Add sausage, potatoes, corn on the cob (fresh or if frozen make sure corn’s defrosted)
Cook on a low boil for 15 minutes then return to a full boil, next add the crawfish. We used eight potatoes and an eight pack of frozen corn on the cob.
5. Once you add the Crawfish to the boiling water, return the water to a boil. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes.
6. Immediately after you turn the pot off add 1-2  bags of ice, let the crawfish soak for 15 minutes. After the crawfish soaks, remove the crawfish pulling the basket strainer out and pour onto a table layered with newspaper and dig in!
* A little lesson first how to eat these delicious, messy mud bugs …  twist off the tail and suck the head. (this is where your get all the delicious spice it was cooked in )  Next, simply bite the meat of the tail, squeeze from the bottom and you’ve successfully eaten crawfish. Keep a roll of paper towels handy and wear your old clothes or a bib. Make sure you have your beverage near.

Being from New Orleans I know many families have their special way of boiling Crawfish. My family sometimes add hot dogs, artichokes, celery, and broccoli too. I hope you enjoyed my recipe for Louisiana Crawfish Boil.

My little boy loves eating crawfish.
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Kim Seghers is a Mom of three and the creator of This Ole Mom blog, a family and lifestyle site. Kim is passionate about sharing her love for cooking, crafting, traveling, and family fun. In hope to inspire others.

This article has 18 comments

  1. Anonymous

    Yum,yum,yum can't wait to get started.

  2. Tenns Reid

    I love low country boils! Looks so delicious!

    Tenns @ New Mama Diaries

    • KimSeghers

      Hi Tenns Reid, we look forward to having crawfish boils every year! Just wish the prices would go down.
      Thank you it was delicious! Thanks for coming over to visit! Kim

  3. Brittnei Washington

    The water mixture in one of the steps reminds me of gumbo! I've had several types of Louisiana flavors but I think I would enjoy . It would be nice to actually visit there at least once to experience it all in person though! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Countdown in Style! Don't forget to stop by Friday to see if you are featured 🙂

    • KimSeghers

      Hi Brittnei! You should come to New Orleans to visit one day . I think you would love it here, there's so much to see and do . The food here is awesome !! Thank you for coming by have a great day!

  4. April @ 100lb Countdown

    I've only been to one Crawfish Boil and it was DELICIOUS! I would love to indulge again. Maybe later this year. Thanks for linking up to Countdown in Style.

  5. Shannon

    Pinning this! Our daughter loves crawfish. Came over from a comment you left on my blog. Thanks for the recipe!

    Shannon ~

    • KimSeghers

      Hi Shannon! I love your blog it's so cute! Your welcome for the recipe and we love crawfish, too! My little boy tries to peel them by himself but hasn't mastered it yet!

      Have a lovely day! Kim

  6. Johnny Martinez

    This recipe sounds great!! I'm from Tyler, Texas about 1.5 from Shreveport, done plenty of shrimp boils but never crawfish. But this recipes sound easy enough and similar to the shrimp one I use. did you use live or frozen crawfish? Thanks for sharing

    • KimSeghers

      Hi Johnny, you use live crawfish . I have never heard of anyone boiling frozen crawfish. Yes, this recipe is similar to the one's used for boiling shrimp.


  7. Anonymous

    What brand of sausage was that?

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  10. Jc

    Is this a non spicy recipe ? Sounds good!!!!!

    • Kim Seghers

      No, it’s spicy! But you could use less seasoning if you didn’t want everything spicy. Enjoy the rest of your week, Kim

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