How to Boil Crawfish Instantly?

Crawfish which is also known as crayfish or mud buggers belong to the family of lobster and shrimp  and contains a outer shell which really hard and has a tiny meagre meat inside the claw. These are actually harvested from bayous, lakes, swamps as well as are considered to be the most essential and well known Louisiana cuisine elements.

Boiling crawfish is considered to be the most well known way or say the most preferred way of cooking it and due to this, crawfish pot gains lot of importance because through this pot only the crawfish can be boiled well.

These pots are made deep and wide, so that all the ingredients could be added. They play a very important role when you are throwing up a party and owing to its huge size, you could boil as many as crawfish you want.


Recipe for boiling Crawfish:

The first and the foremost step which you have to do before boiling crawfish is to wash or cleanse them well. This step is done because by this all the mud which it contains would be removed.

You have to be very careful at the time of washing the crawfish as in you shouldn’t kill them. With the smooth hand just clean them well prior to boiling.

There are several different recipes for boiling crawfish. Few of them might include those ingredients which other wouldn’t prefer to add, but the usual recipe to boil crawfish comprises of following ingredients –

  • Take a live crawfish.
  • A box of salt required to cleanse the mud which is stuck to the crawfish.
  • Add in the boil seasoning of shrimp or crawfish which is easily availed in the market.
  • Add six to eight lemons.
  • Small size onions which are peeled as well as quartered.
  • Fifteen to twenty corns’ ears on cob.
  • Six garlic heads.

Apart from these above ingredients, you can add your choice of ingredients to this mixture and serve hot delicious boiled crawfish to your family as well as guests.

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About the Author: Leona Kesler is a head-chef at a very popular food restaurant in New York. Also she is a blogger who shares her experiences, tips, and other informative details about food and cooking. Her recipes are featured on many magazines.

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