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Old 02-28-2016, 11:46 AM   #1
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I'm having a boil on 3/12. Was curious what everyone uses? What spices? What veggies? What size pot...

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Old 02-28-2016, 11:47 AM   #2
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Just saw a video on FB from Southern Boyz that was pretty good for a boil.
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Old 02-28-2016, 12:10 PM   #3
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80qt Pot (half full of water)
5lbs of Cajun Land Crawfish Seasoning
8oz Bottle of Zatarains Liquid Crab Boil
128oz of Yellow Mustard
1 stick of Butter

30lbs Live Crawfish
1lb Peeled Shrimp
3lb Smoked Sausage (cut into chunks)
10 Ears of Corn (cut in half)
5lbs of Potatoes (cut in half)
1 Onion (cut in half)
32oz of Whole Mushrooms
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Old 02-28-2016, 12:53 PM   #4
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In to see what everyone else puts in I use a lot of what paigers01 listed. I have also thrown in eggs and asparagus a lot just depends on who's coming though. If I people that don't do bugs a lot I will put in more extras for them to snack on.
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Old 02-28-2016, 12:56 PM   #5
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Also forgot to mention that your veggies wil tend to suck a lot of seasoning
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Old 02-29-2016, 12:05 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info. I saw the video on FB also it looked good. I definitely need a bigger pot.
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By far the best crawfish I have ever had...

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=454622
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:22 AM   #8
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Clean craws, and no purge. Boil in clean water. Season in the cooler. That's the key for me. The rest is personal preference.
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:33 AM   #9
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the usual plus Mushrooms, Garlic and quarter up a head of cabbage.
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:06 PM   #10
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To me one of the most important things is to wash crawfish with running water, do NOT purge with salt.

Mine is almost exactly like Southern Boyz Outdoors. I use large pot, add small red potatoes, Zatarain's powder, liquid and sacks of boil mix. Lemons and onions cut in half, and garlic. I bring to a boil and add crawfish, bring back to boil and cook for 5 minutes. Turn off the burner and add extras. I like mushrooms, asparagus, corn, and edamame. I drop in a used frozen Gatorade bottle filled with water. I let sit until corn is cooked or longer depending on spice levels desired. I sprinkle with a Tony's and sugar mix and serve with melted butter.
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:10 PM   #11
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gotta have corn and potatoes
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:11 PM   #12
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Iv put broccoli in a few times. It's good but doesn't take long in boiling water before it trys to fall apart
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:16 PM   #13
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The butter is a must i use 2 sticks, they peel so much easier
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:25 PM   #14
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I put in chicken quarters or turkey necks sometimes brussel sprouts are good also.
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Old 03-02-2016, 10:43 PM   #15
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The butter is a must i use 2 sticks, they peel so much easier
Absolutely. Great reminder.
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Asparagus is great in a crawfish boil too.
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Old 04-05-2016, 06:03 PM   #17
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We did the southern boys recipe this weekend. It's absolutely awesome
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:01 PM   #18
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80qt Pot (half full of water)
5lbs of Cajun Land Crawfish Seasoning
8oz Bottle of Zatarains Liquid Crab Boil
128oz of Yellow Mustard
1 stick of Butter

30lbs Live Crawfish
1lb Peeled Shrimp
3lb Smoked Sausage (cut into chunks)
10 Ears of Corn (cut in half)
5lbs of Potatoes (cut in half)
1 Onion (cut in half)
32oz of Whole Mushrooms
How many does this feed?
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:22 AM   #19
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How many does this feed?
my guess, 3-4 hungry men

IMO, serious crawfish eaters will not consume veggies.... they will pinch tails, and suck heads until gorged

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Old 04-07-2016, 04:29 PM   #20
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How many does this feed?
We always use the general rule of 5lb per person, that's figuring men, women and kids. But, we usually add hot dogs for kids also.
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Old 04-08-2016, 02:59 PM   #21
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How many does this feed?
I normally make this for around 15-18 people.

There are some people that only eat 1-2 lbs of crawfish, and then fill up on the other ingredients. Some that eat everything but the crawfish. And some that can eat 4-5 lbs. It normally balances out pretty well. If you have a whole group of hardcore crawfish eaters, the crawfish themselves won't go as far, but I assure you nobody will walk away hungry.
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When making crawfish are you suppose to boil the corn and potatoes first? How long do you all boil the actual crawfish for?
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When making crawfish are you suppose to boil the corn and potatoes first? How long do you all boil the actual crawfish for?
my method ..


Boil small red potatoes and onions first in a hard rolling boil... this usually takes 15-20 minutes depending on size of potatoes. Pierce them with a sharp knife to determine when they are kinda soft and about 80% done. Transfer to an ice chest and cover as they will still continue to slowly cook

Add more seasoning (1-2 lbs) to pot and boil for 5 minutes until dissolved. Then add crawfish into boiling pot of seasoned water. Boil will immediately stop yet keep flame on high and cover with lid. Check the pot every 3-5 minutes and stir with paddle.

when you notice a bunch of tiny bubbles coming to surface of water, AND you start to notice a slight gentle boil..... turn OFF the flame. Add your mushrooms and 12-15 frozen ears of corn (small). This will stop the boiling process. Cover with lid and hose down side of crawfish pot with cool water from hose for 3-4 minutes.

keep covered and let crawfish soak for 35-45 minutes. Most will begin to sink as they fill up with juice.

repeat if necessary and add another 1-2 lbs. of seasoning.
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Boil small red potatoes and onions first in a hard rolling boil... this usually takes 15-20 minutes depending on size of potatoes. Pierce them with a sharp knife to determine when they are kinda soft and about 80% done. Transfer to an ice chest and cover as they will still continue to slowly cook

Add more seasoning (1-2 lbs) to pot and boil for 5 minutes until dissolved. Then add crawfish into boiling pot of seasoned water. Boil will immediately stop yet keep flame on high and cover with lid. Check the pot every 3-5 minutes and stir with paddle.

when you notice a bunch of tiny bubbles coming to surface of water, AND you start to notice a slight gentle boil..... turn OFF the flame. Add your mushrooms and 12-15 frozen ears of corn (small). This will stop the boiling process. Cover with lid and hose down side of crawfish pot with cool water from hose for 3-4 minutes.

keep covered and let crawfish soak for 35-45 minutes. Most will begin to sink as they fill up with juice.

repeat if necessary and add another 1-2 lbs. of seasoning.

Thanks Cajun, working on the potatoes now.
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