Boiled Crawfish

Boiled Crawfish



10 gallons water
6 whole garlic
10 lemons cut in half
7 large onions, chopped coarsely
1 celery, chopped coarsely
10 bay leaves
2 bags crab boil
2 boxes salt
2 c. cayenne pepper
5 # new potatoes (B-type)
1 sack crawfish well rinsed in cold water


In a 20 gallon pot, add all ingredients except the potatoes and crawfish. Bring to a boil and let blend for about 5 minutes. Add potatoes, let water come back to a boil, cook for about 8 minutes. Add crawfish, return to a boil, cook for 4 minutes only!!!!Turn off burner, let soak for 8 minutes, add ice on the crawfish, let soak another 5 minutes. Test for seasoning, if not seasoned enough, let soak and check about every 5-10 minutes until they reach the desired seasoning. Drain and enjoy.


Note- Anything can be added to the water before the crawfish go in (i.e. corn on the cob, hot dogs, smoked sausage, artichokes, mushrooms, eggs, head on shrimp). Be sure to allow enough cooking time for each item before the crawfish are added. © 1984 John Albrecht, CEC