Boiled Crawfish

Sunday is National Crawfish Day. The folks from Razzoo's Cajun Cafe stopped by Good Day to show you how to boil a batch at home.

Crawfish Boil

15 pounds of LIVE Crawfish
5 Gallons of Water
6 Lemons Cut in Half
1 quart of Crawfish Seasoning (whatever brand you like, ours is a secret)
1 quart Jalapeno Juice
70 Red Potatoes
½ Cup crushed Red Pepper
2 Cups Salt
5 Gallons of Ice 

Fill sink with water. Add live crawfish and let soak for 20-30 minutes to purge. Pull out any dead crawfish and dispose – do not cook dead crawfish. 

In large pot, bring Water, lemons, seasonings, crushed red pepper, salt, jalapeno juice to rolling boil.

Add crawfish to boiling water and cook 6-10 minutes. 

Turn off heat and drain hot boil (leaving 1/3 of it in pot) from crawfish leaving crawfish in the pot. Add iCE. Mix it in real well stopping the cooking process. 

Steep in ice for 15 minutes. This is locking in the flavor. Remove all of the crawfish after 15 minutes. 

Return the swamp water to boil. Throw in potatoes to cook for 20 minutes.

If you want to heat the crawfish back up before serving, you can throw them back in the swamp boil for 2-3 minutes max.

How to Eat Boiled Cajun Crawfish

We’ve learned over the years that some folks who are new to eating crawfish find it a little daunting. Don’t you worry! Razzoo’s is here with step-by-step instructions to make Cajun crawfish eating easy as pie.

Step 1: Twist and Pull

Pick up a nice, big crawfish to start with; now hold the tail in one hand and the head in the other hand. With a firm grip on the head of the crawfish, gently twist the tail until it pops apart. Want to do like the true Cajuns do? Now suck the head! If you’re a little too squeamish for that, then just discard it. We won’t hold it against ya.

Step 2: Remove the Tail Meat

Now on to the good stuff! Peel off the first few rings (maybe 2 or 3) of the tail so that part of the tail meat is exposed. With one hand, pinch the end of the tail, and this should release the tail meat. Now all you have to do is gently pull it out and eat!

Step 3: Eat your Weight in Cajun Crawfish!

Razzoo’s prides itself on offering the freshest, tastiest crawfish around! Each order is only $8.99 comes complete with butter for dipping (this is a must!), boiled potatoes, and boiled corn on the cob. Be sure to wash it all down with a craft beer, Gator Punch, or a Hurrycane. After all, it’s what the Cajuns would do.