How To Throw The Best Crawfish Boil For Your Family

Crawfish boiling in a stock potStarting new family traditions can be a little rocky. Today we’ve partnered with our friends at Deanie’s Seafood to show you how to throw the perfect crawfish boil at your home, so you too can throw the best summer party year after year with your family!

The Ingredients For a Perfect Boil

A perfect crawfish boil starts with the Crawfish, of course. You’ll also need a tub or cooler, a turkey fryer, a propane tank, a burner, water, and a metal insert to fish the mudbugs out of the water once cooked. Boil seasoning is a must, garlic, potatoes, sausage, lemon, a long table, newspaper, and lots of paper towels. 

How Much Crawfish?

The amount of Crawfish you’ll need will depend on the number of guests planning to attend. A good rule of thumb is to buy 3 to 5 pounds of Crawfish per person, although it wouldn’t be wrong to grab a few extra pounds for good measure. 

Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

The boil begins with the washing of the Crawfish. They aren’t called mudbugs for nothing. Crawfish should be rinsed before eating. Place the Crawfish in a large tub or cooler, fill with water from a hose, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. 

Light My Fire

While you’re washing your Crawfish, fill your crawfish cooker with water, light the burner and dump the crawfish boil seasoning into the cooker. Bring the water to a gentle rolling boil and then add your garlic and potatoes. The potatoes go in earlier because they take longer to cook.

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New Orleans Style

After 15 to 20 minutes, add your Crawfish in with your other ingredients and stir. Continue to stir as the water begins to boil at the edges for about 5 minutes, then cut the burner off and let soak for 30 minutes. 

Once they’ve soaked, fish your Crawfish from the boil and dump directly into a cooler. At this point, add liquid butter and an extra dash of Cajun seasoning. Close the cooler and give it a good shake. Now you’re ready to pour the Crawfish onto your table covered with newspaper.  

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