What does Mardi Gras time mean to us??? HOT BOILED CRAWFISH!!!
Whether a backyard gathering or hanging at a local seafood restaurant, you can't help but smell that awesome scent of the perfect blend of spices and seasoning soaking into a sack of crawfish.
Cajun Land Complete Boil is how crawfish is done!
Directions for Great Boils:
The contents of the (16 oz) can will season 1 3/4 gallons of water. This will be enough to boil 12 lbs. crawfish, 12 lbs. shrimp, or a dozen crabs. Bring water to a rolling boil, add seasoning and seafood. Gently stir, cover pot and return to a boil, occasionally stir seafood until cooked
The 64 oz Bag will season 7 gallons of water, enough for a whole sack of crawfish
Boiling time: shrimp 2-5 minutes, crawfish 5-7 minutes, crabs 10-12 minutes.
Cut off fire, gently stir seafood again, cover pot and let soak. While soaking, stir occasionally to release heat so that the seafood does not overcook. Soaking time: shrimp 5-10 minutes, crawfish and crabs 15-30 minutes. For you seafood lovers who enjoy extra flavor, one 8oz bottle of Cajun Land Liquid Crab Boil may be added during cooking period.
Add frozen corn to pot while seafood is soaking and fire is off. The corn will act like ice cubes and cool the water down. Let corn soak for 15 minutes or until warm and juicy. Corn and seafood should be ready at the same time. Enjoy!
How to Eat Boiled Crawfish
The most popular way to eat crawfish (sometimes spelled crayfish) is to first boil them in a large pot with potatoes, corn, garlic and lots of seasoning. Then, one by one, just peel, pull, eat and suck. It's that simple.
Things You'll Need:
- Paper towels
- A cold beverage
- Time to kill
- Once the crawfish are boiled, pour them on a table covered with newspaper or put them in a tray.
- Grab a crawfish by the tail and pull it apart from the head. Put the head aside.
- Gently separate the tail from the body by peeling off a few of the top shell segments (the one's farthest from the end of the tail).
- Pinch the fan-like end of the tail with your fingers while carefully pulling the meat from the tail with your teeth and eat. Discard the shell. Wipe fingers and mouth with the paper towels.
- Grab the crawfish head and suck out the juices and golden fat. the head has lots of flavoring so it might be spicy. Wash it down with a cold beverage!
Read more: How to Eat Boiled Crawfish | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2038966_eat-boiled-crawfish.html#ixzz2IikAF38N