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Recipe

Crawfish Or Crab Boil

  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 recipes Seafood Boil Seasoning Mix
  • 8 quarts water
  • 1 dozen small red potatoes, scrubbed
  • 2 large onions, unpeeled, cut in half crosswise
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 1 1/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cayenne
  • 1 large head garlic, cut in half crosswise
  • 1/2 pound andouille or kielbasa sausage
  • 4 ears fresh corn, shucked and cut in half
  • 10 pounds crawfish or crabs

Directions

  • Put the bags of seasoning mix, the water, potatoes, onions, lemons, 1 1/4 cups of the salt, 1/4 cup of the cayenne, and the garlic in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil, cover, and boil for 15 minutes.
  • Add the sausage, corn, and crawfish or crabs. Using a long-handled spoon, stir around and press the contents of the pot down well into the water. Cover the pot and return to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon salt and 1 tablespoon cayenne.
  • Using the long-handled spoon, push down the contents in the pot. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Drain.
  • Divide the potatoes, onions, corn, and sausage into equal portions and serve with the seafood on large platters or trays.