Crawfish Boil for Two - Carolina Country

Crawfish Boil for Two

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Crawfish Boil for Two

You can easily multiply this to feed a crowd. It makes a delicious and colorful meal and is great for a party. If you haven’t tried eating crawfish yet, you are in for a treat.

Ingredients

  • 2 or 3 pounds frozen cooked crawfish
  • Large pot filled 2/3 with water
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1 bag crawfish boil seasoning
  • 6–8 small new potatoes
  • 2 ears of corn, cut into quarters
  • 6 ounces Andouille sausage, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 lemon, cut in half

Directions

  1. In a large pot over high heat, bring water to a rolling boil.

  2. Add the crawfish boil seasoning and allow to boil for 3  to 5 minutes.

  3. Squeeze the lemon juice directly into the water, and toss in the lemon half. Add in potatoes, corn, sausage and onion, and allow to boil for 10 minutes, or until the potatoes begin to get tender.

  4. Maintain a vigorous rolling boil.

  5. Add the crawfish to the pot. Stir the pot gently, and maintain a rolling boil for about five (10, if they are frozen) minutes. Turn off the heat and cover the pot. Leave the pot on the burner for 30 minutes to allow the crawfish to soak up the spices.

  6. Drain the pot well. Pile the crawfish and veggies into a large bowl, or do it the old-fashioned way by dumping it all onto a newspaper-covered table. For extra flavor, sprinkle with Creole shake-on seasoning.

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Comments (14)

  • Sounds wonderful. Where can I find crawfish?

    Melissa Barger |
    October 25, 2017 |
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  • Hey Melissa!

    You can find crawfish year round in most grocery stores... in the freezer. I have definitely seen them in Lowes and Publix. Unless you live near a farm to get some during season, that's most likely your best source. Call around in your area to see who has some for you! And do come back here and tell us about your crawfish boil after you've enjoyed it. It's a fun and simple way to feed a crowd.

    wendy perry |
    October 26, 2017 |
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  • FROZEN crawfish is a total waste of time and money! True Cajun talking here..... Fresh crawfish, you'll NEVER find in Haywood EMC area, will cost, and be prepared to by a 40# sack!! Now, anyone that wants TRUE boiled FRESH crawfish..... You Buy, I'll cook you a meal that will make you Slap Ya Moma!!

    Anita Lake |
    November 18, 2020 |
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  • The frozen crawfish you find in grocery stores are from Vietnam,if you are not familiar with how they raise them you should look it up,,I assure you ,,,you will NEVER buy them,,,just order direct from dealers in Louisana,,,,,

    ken griffin |
    November 18, 2020 |
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  • Nope. Where'd this "crawfish boil seasoning" bag come from. Use Zatarain's liquid crab boil and the powder for true seasoning.

    John Wall |
    November 18, 2020 |
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    • Amen Brother!!

      Anita Lake |
      November 18, 2020 |
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    • Also too..... 2-3 POUNDS??? That's a small appetizer for me and mine!!

      Anita Lake |
      November 18, 2020 |
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  • Hi Ken!

    USA crawfish is available in some grocers... even Walmart... certified right from Louisiana. Unfortunately we don't have many options of crawfish farms here in North Carolina. I don't buy fish or seafood from Asia myself. Or much of any outside our own waters here in NC. But I do get some like crab legs and scallops from other areas. We do have to be alert consumers and check labels. I'm pretty persnickety about doing that... whereabouts are you from! :)

    And Anita... wish I was sitting down to eat some of yours right now... all this talk has me hangry! Where are you checking in from?

    Wendy

    Wendy Perry |
    November 18, 2020 |
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    • Hi Wendy! I'm in the mountains of WNC but born and raised in SE Texas. Moma was from Breaux Bridge La.

      I miss authentic Louisiana grown boiled crawfish something fierce! We have a gentleman from SC that brings seafood up here weekly. I buy the frozen boiled crawfish tails from him. He was hoping to get me a sack of live ones but the CV messed that up! Hopefully I will get to go back to Texas next crawfish season and eat my weight in them three or four dozen times! I actually just froze some homemade gumbo and etouffee' this past weekend!! ?

      Anita Lake |
      November 18, 2020 |
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      • I hope you get to get back there... nothing like eating... and eating... then eating some MORE of our old favorites. :)
        Food memories are the best memories!

        Wendy |
        November 18, 2020 |
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        • Wendy where are you from? And living now? I've found some excellent small butter potatoes here that would be so good in crawfish boil. I would love to make that marriage happen! Maybe next year??

          Anita Lake |
          November 19, 2020 |
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          • Hey Anita!

            I'm from and live in Zebulon, a little bit east of Raleigh.
            Don't know if you've noticed but I do many of the recipes you see in CC... and some writing... like the Nov feature about some of our food artisans in NC... My recipes appear in 8 of the 12 issues and some others occasionally in special issues.
            I was up in the mountains near Spruce Pine a couple of weeks ago working on a story for an issue... probably next September!
            My blog is at WendysHomeEconomics.com
            Wendy

            Wendy Perry |
            November 19, 2020 |
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  • There are crawfish farms in Kenly,nc and Chocowinity ,NC and they can ship,,,

    ken griffin |
    November 19, 2020 |
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  • You could easily substitute shrimp & crab for the crawfish. Just use shrimp/crab boil seasoning instead of crawfish.

    Gayle Ellen White |
    September 11, 2022 |
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