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Post by Peter » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:47 am

Ron Walker from New Orleans posted this recipe on the Klose forum a while back. With all the recent buzz about mud puppies, I thought it was about time to add this one.




120 lbs. Boiled Crayfish, Yes they are............

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Posted by RonW. on April 08, 2004 at 21:24:52:
Good. I will be boiling 3 sacks (120 lbs.) tomorrow for Good Friday. With all the talk about crayfish, are they good, I thought that I would share the recipe that I use. For a 40 lbs. sack boil in the following:
(6) bags Zataran dry crab boil
(2) 12 oz. cups of Zataran liquid crab boil
2 boxes salt
8 oz. garlic powder
2 to 4 oz. cayenne pepper
3 lbs. onions
3 lbs. new potatoes
12 ears corn
1 bunch celery
2 containers fresh mushrooms
6 to 8 whole pods garlic
12 red weiners
3 lbs. smoked sausage
Bring water to a hard boil with all seasons
boil all vegies til done (fork tender)
Add crayfish
When it comes back to a hard boil, time for 6 minutes, turn off fire and let soak for 30 minutes.
Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!
This works just fine for us Cajuns, Cut back if you need to. Don't be a Whimp!!
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Post by phyx » Mon May 05, 2008 1:36 pm

This guy can't be a Cajun. No self-respecting Cajun calls them "crayfish"....crawfish or mudbugs, yes....but never "crayfish". :lol:

Recipe looks alright though--maybe a bit heavy on the salt (especially since he's using pre-packaged seasonings). I've never seen them boiled with weiners or sausages, but it can't hurt. Sounds like it'd be pretty tasty.

I wish we could get fresh crawfish up here....would be nice. I make a mean Shrimp Etouffe, but I'd rather make a Crawfish Etouffe...much tastier.

Thanks for this recipe, btw. If I ever get my hands on some fresh crawfish I'll give it a try. Crawfish boils are great. You have to get out the news paper and set up some picnic tables--the whole block will be wantin' to come see what smells so good!

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Post by phyx » Mon May 05, 2008 1:39 pm

Oh yeah....sorry but my Etouffe recipe stays with me. I'll be happy to cook some up though. :lol:

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Post by jcfontario » Sat May 10, 2008 10:47 am

Following up on Phyx's reply, does anyone know where you can get fresh crawfish in Southern Ontario? I have never seen them here and I love them in an etoufee or creole. Whenever I am down in Houston, I make sure that I have some to eat to satisfy my craving. Last time I was down there I even brought back a pound of fried crawfish just to have when I got home.

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Post by Peter » Sat May 10, 2008 2:52 pm

You could try Cajun Corner www.cajuncorner.ca in Toronto.
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Post by Qfan » Sat May 10, 2008 4:54 pm

Peter:
I've talked to Karen at Cajun Corner about this and she says it is probably the #1 question they get asked....
No, there are no live crawfish available in Ontario, but they, and other sources such as Seacore, do carry frozen.
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Post by ROXY » Sat May 10, 2008 10:48 pm

Mike:

Are the frozen one seasoned or not..?? I cant seem to find any that are not already Cajun flavoured.

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Post by Qfan » Sun May 11, 2008 8:48 am

Roxy:
The ones I got were from Seacore and they were not seasoned....
http://www.seacoreseafood.com/

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Post by ROXY » Sun May 11, 2008 8:09 pm

Awesome Mike..

Thanks dude.

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