Our Live Crawfish Shipping Experts Explain the Boiling Process

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Our Live Crawfish Shipping Experts Explain the Boiling Process

A delicious Cajun delicacy, live crawfish will complement any seafood dish. But only by learning the delicate boiling process can you maintain the dish’s true flavor. It can be a little intimidating for even the most experienced chef.

While we ship live crawfish to clients throughout the region, here are some cooking instructions to help you get the most for your purchase by expertly boiling your crawfish.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Seasoning (For every 30lbs of crawfish, you’ll need 3lbs of seasoning
  • An extra-large pot (120-quart pots are the perfect size for 30lbs of crawfish)
  • Two sausages
  • A sack of red potatoes
  • Two heads of garlic
  • Corn on the cob
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Lemon

Step 1: Pour Water into the Pot to the Three-Quarter Mark

Step 2: Bring the Water to a Boil

Step 3: Add Crawfish to the Pot and Boil for Six Minutes

Six minutes in the boiling water is enough to cook the crawfish. You’ll know they’re ready when they begin to float toward the top of the water.

Step 4: Pour in Your Seasonings (Before the Water Begins to Boil)

You can use crab boil in your seasonings for a Louisiana-style crawfish dish. This can be complemented by a generous helping of cayenne pepper to give the dish that additional homestyle spice.

Step 5: Stir in the Seasonings

Make sure that all the seasoning is stirred in the boiling water and that no pieces are floating above the waterline.

Step 6: Chop Two Garlic Sausages and Add to the Pot

Step 7: Add Half a Sack of Red Potatoes

If the potatoes are large, you might consider cutting them in half before adding them to reduce the boiling time.

Step 8: Separate Two Heads of Garlic into Cloves and Add to the Pot

Step 9: Let Pot Simmer for 20 minutes

20 minutes is long enough for the ingredients to blend and soak into the crawfish. You might also consider adding a bag of ice to the pot to bring down the temperature slowly and naturally.

Step 10: Serve Your Crawfish

Whether you're operating a busy restaurant or serving guests at your home, you're now ready to serve a delicious meal.

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