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Purged Crawfish FAQs

  • Where do crawfish live?
    Crawfish live in a range of habitats including clean, flowing waters (streams, rivers) and standing waters (ponds, lakes, marshes, swamps). They are found in almost any wetland, including drainage ditches; wherever there is water.
  • Which is better, crawfish or shrimp?
    Both are equally delicious & so good for you! Crawfish have a creamier texture & stronger flavor. While Shrimp are more dense & taste buttery.
  • What months are crawfish season?
    Weather permitting, crawfish season is roughly December through July, with the peak season being February - May.
  • When does crawfish season start in 2019?
    We have already started shipping for 2019, as of January.
  • What does crawfish taste like?
    Crawfish have a very unique flavor, they are stronger & meatier than lobster. It is more subtle and less tough than shrimp and is sometimes described as combination of shrimp and crab. Slightly salty, sweet and with a little bit of mineral flavor.
  • Why purge crawfish?
    To clean out the exoskeleton of mud and debris & eliminates or reduces digesta in the intestine. We place the crawfish in our highly oxygenated water tanks, then put them through a innovative 12-24 hour purging process. You are left with sweet, tender, flavorful crawfish.
  • How do I eat crawfish?
    Traditionally for crawfish boils they are served with corn, potatoes, sausage, etc. It is such a versatile protein, the meat can be fried, sauteed, used in soups, etouffees, bisques, gumbos, tossed in pasta, served over rice, made into a crawfish pie, used in salads, the possibilities are endless.
  • How do I clean crawfish?
    You may order our already purged crawfish OR Pour the sack of live crawfish in a plastic children’s pool, large tub, or a large ice chest. Add water (some people add salt) to just cover the crawfish. After purging and cleaning, do not leave the crawfish covered with water, as they need air to stay alive. Keep the crawfish in cool & moist until you’re ready to start cooking.
  • How do I peel crawfish?
    1. Hold the head - Hold the head with one hand and extend the tail all the way out. 2. Twist the head off - Place your thumb and forefinger on either side of the head and twist until the head separates from the tail. 3. Grab the tail - Put the head aside and focus on the tail, to get all the best meat. At this point, many people will suck the head for extra flavor. 4. Start peeling - Use your thumb and start peeling from the wide part of the tail. Peel layer by layer to loosen the meat away from the tail. The amount of layers you have to peel depends on the crawfish, so be patient. Be careful, if the crawfish are juicy this step may get a little dirty. 5. Pinch the tail & wiggle the meat out. 6 Enjoy!
  • How many pounds of crawfish should I order per person?
    The national average is approximately 3 pounds per person, depending on what other foods are served (corn, potatoes, sausage, etc.)
  • What is traditionally served with crawfish?
    At a traditional crawfish boil you will also find corn, potatoes, sausage, garlic, & mushrooms to go with your crawfish. However, many people also boil pineapples, brussel sprouts, hot dogs, green beans, asparagus, the options are endless.
  • Are crawfish good for you?
    YES! Crawfish are low in fat & contain only trace amounts of carbohydrates. They are also high in B Vitamins and minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc and Phosphorous. A 3-ounce serving of cooked crawfish contains 70 calories and 14 grams of protein.
  • How many crawfish in a pound?
    Depends on the size of the crawfish. Jumbo - 12-15 crawfish per pound. Select - 15-20 crawfish per pound. Field Run - 20-25 crawfish per pound.
  • Do you ship live crawfish?
    We ship to your door, or offer station pickup via FedEx or UPS. You may also pickup at Southwest Cargo if they are in your area. All within 24 hours!
  • How do you purge crawfish?
    You may order our already purged crawfish OR Pour the sack of live crawfish in a plastic children’s pool, large tub, or a large ice chest. Add water (some people add salt) to just cover the crawfish. After purging and cleaning, do not leave the crawfish covered with water, as they need air to stay alive. Keep the crawfish in cool & moist environment with proper drainage, until you’re ready to start cooking.
  • How many pounds of crawfish in a sack?
    Depending on the size of the crawfish. most sacks are around 30 lbs.
  • How many pounds of crawfish do I need for 25 people?
    The national average is approximately 3 pounds per person, depending on what other foods are served (corn, potatoes, sausage, etc.). 75 pounds would feed 25 people.
  • What seasoning should I buy for crawfish?
    We offer our own line of Louisiana Crawfish Company boil, liquid boil and Creole seasoning.
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