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Boiled Crawfish

This is a compilation of several recipes. This is great stuff, hot or cold.

Courses: Main Course
Serves: 3 people

Recipe Ingredients

4   Water
3/4 cup 177mlSalt
1 1/2   Fresh lemons - sliced
5   Celery stalks - chopped
4 tablespoons 60mlWorcestershire sauce
4   Garlic cloves - chopped
1 1/2   Yellow onions - peeled, sliced (large)
1   Commercial shrimp boil spices - - (small pkg)
  Tabasco sauce - to taste
6 lbs 2724g / 96ozLive crawfish

Recipe Instructions

Wash the crawfish well and allow to soak in salted water for a while.

Place all but the crawfish in a large kettle and bring to a boil, covered. Simmer for 15 minutes so that you create a good rich stock and then add the crawfish. Cover and bring back to a boil. Boil for 7 minutes, no more, and then turn off the heat, leaving the lid on the kettle.

The crawfish may be served after a few minutes or chilled in the refrigerator. This recipe serves 3 to 4 as a main course.

THE FRUGAL GOURMET by Jeff Smith - From the 08-23-1995 issue - The Springfield Union-News


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