Crawfish

Also spelled crayfish, crawfish are like itty-bitty lobsters. They’re the official state crustacean of Louisiana, where Cajun cuisine makes the most of them. They’re found in gumbo, etouffe, crawfish pie, bisque, and even savory beignets. The crowning way to enjoy them, in the spring when they are at their peak, is a crawfish boil. It’s a party meal where the boil master cooks the crawdads with plenty of spice in a big cast iron pot, adding corn on the cob and potatoes at the right time so all will be ready at once. The cooked crawfish are piled up in an elevated pirogue, the shallow-draft canoe that is used to traverse the bayous, and eaters help themselves.

Restaurants With This Dish

Legnon’s Boucherie

NEW IBERIA, LA

The Donut Shop

NATCHEZ, MS

Parrain’s Seafood

BATON ROUGE, LA

Prejean’s

LAFAYETTE, LA

Elsie’s Pie and Plate

BATON ROUGE, LA

Wintzell’s Oyster House

GUNTERSVILLE, AL

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One Response to “Crawfish”

Duncan Smith

May 30th, 2021

Fixed right, they are just divine… I live in Dallas, having grown up in Lafayette. I have several pounds of crawfish tails in my freezer that I am wanting to make crawfish enchiladas with. Do you by some chance have an awesome recipe for crawfish enchiladas that you can share? It would be most greatly appreciated. Thanks! Duncan Smith

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