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Boiled Crawfish

Rated as 2.88 out of 5 Stars

"I learned this Southern style of cooking from my mother-in-law. Live crawfish are the best, but you can also use thawed, frozen whole crawfish. Just pinch the tails and suck the heads to eat. You can also cook crab, lobster, or shrimp this way."
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1 h 20 m servings 736
Original recipe yields 5 servings


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  1. Place onions, garlic, lemons, oranges, celery, and jalapeno peppers into a 4 or 5 gallon pot. Season with pepper and seasoned salt; fill with enough water to fill the pot 3/4 full. Bring to a hard boil over intense heat, and allow to boil for 20 minutes.
  2. Add the crawfish, cover, and boil for 20 minutes until the shells turn red. Drain and eat.


  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the boil ingredients. The actual amount of the boil ingredients consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 736 calories; 10.1 30.2 128.1 971 2949 Full nutrition

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It's O.K. to put the onions and garlic in your water, you can even add potatoes ans corn on the cob but you must add either liquid or powder crab boil to the water (liquid proferred). Also, aft...

I am from Louisiana and eat boiled crawfish all the time. I have never heard of adding jalapenos or celery to the boil. Plus 10 lbs of crawfish is NOT ALOT! The weight counts for the whole crawf...

You need cayenne pepper,liquid crab boil,and crab boil season. Don't boil for 20 minutes--7 minutes should be the max and cut off the fire or heat and let soak for 20.

ummm. NO!!!!!! like others, I live in south Louisiana and this in not the way to eat boiled crawfish. if you think this is good your missing out on what crawfish really taste like. liquid cra...

Works great with lobster. Added Old Bay into the mix.