Boiled 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 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.
  • How do I boil crawfish?
    Rinse them until draining water is clear. Fill the large pot half full with fresh water, place on outdoor propane cooker, and start the fire. Place the lid on the pot and bring water to a boil. While you wait for water to boil, rinse the crawfish with fresh cool water until draining water is clear. Pour the crawfish into the cooking basket and lower the basket into the pot. Bring to a boil and cook the crawfish for 15 minutes. Turn the heat off and allow the crawfish to simmer in the liquid for an additional 15 minutes. Remove the crawfish and serve with the potatoes, corn, sausage, etc.
  • 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.
  • Are crawfish just mini lobsters?
    No, they are similar in appearance & are relatives. The biggest difference is that Lobsters are from the salty seas while crawfish are from freshwater ponds & bayous.
  • Are crawfish and crayfish the same thing?
    Crayfish and crawfish are two different ways to spell the same word.
  • Are crawfish keto friendly?
    Yes, fish & shellfish are very keto friendly foods.
  • 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 are 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.
  • 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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