New Orleans-Style Crawfish and Shrimp Boil


| 5/11/2016 9:54:00 AM


 

For this huge celebratory feast, invite a dozen or more of your best friends. Stock up a supply of your favorite beverages, including iced tea, lemonade and some adult drinks, and get ready to party!

We set up with a 20-gallon boil pot with strainer basket on a propane burner. After filling the pot to a little less than the halfway mark with the water hose, cover the pot and wait. It takes nearly 2 hours for the pot to come to a boil, so start it up in plenty of time. These huge pots are available at Bayou Classics. Obviously, a boil doesn’t have to be this huge, and you can certainly do a very successful boil on the stovetop in your kitchen. A pasta pot complete with the strainer basket will be ideal. My pasta pot is 8-quart and would do a nice meal for a family of four.

Set up your table — a picnic table is good. Cover the table with a cheap plastic drop cloth and layers of paper, taped down on the corners. Doing this lets you just roll up the whole mess of empty shells and dump it all into a trash bag in one fell swoop. Set out some bowls for shells and a couple rolls of paper towels for messy hands.



Crawfish Boil Recipe

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