Hosting a crawfish boil is the social event of the season around here. Having the perfect recipe makes it even better!

Crawfish Boil Recipe

Hosting a crawfish boil is the social event of the season around here. Having the perfect recipe makes it even better!

Jump to Recipe

Something new to us when we moved to the Houston area was a crawfish boil. There’s a lot of Cajun and New Orleans influence in this area after Hurricane Katrina, and this is one of the many traditions that followed.

If you want to host a crawfish boil, it’s a full social event. This was evident to us the first time we were invited to one and by the fact that the smallest amount of crawfish we could purchase as a bag of 19 pounds!

You can put almost anything you want in your crawfish boil, and this recipe will also work with shrimp, crab, lobster, and other seafood. We choose to add andouille sausage or cajun sausage, lemons, onion, baby red potatoes, and small pieces of corn.

Crawfish Boil Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 4 lemons
  • 24 oz andouille sausage
  • 1 onion
  • 6 oz seafood boil seasonings
  • 3 lbs baby red potatoes
  • 12 corn on the cob, mini
  • 19 lbs crawfish, live

Preparation

Slice the lemons in half, cut the sausage into 1-inch pieces, and quarter the onion.

Pour enough water to fill the boiler just over half full, place the seasoning bags in the water, and bring to a rolling boil.

Add the potatoes, corn, onion, and lemon to the pot, cover, and cook for 10 minutes.

Place the sausage in the water and cook another 3 minutes.

Last add the crawfish and cook for about 5 more minutes, until cooked through.

Strain the water and move to a serving platter.

Serve warm.

Crawfish Boil Leftovers

Storage: Before storing leftover crawfish, we peeled them to get the meat out first. Then store the meat in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

Reheating: You can eat the crawfish cold or reheat in a small pan over medium heat until just warmed.

Best Sides for Crawfish Boil

Recipe

Originally Published On: April 3, 2023

Crawfish boil in a round scalloped orange dish next to white plates and a glass of water on a white wooden surface

Crawfish Boil

Hosting a crawfish boil is the social event of the season around here. Having the perfect recipe makes it even better!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
cajun
|
crawfish
|
crawfish boil
|
seafood
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
|
Egg-Free
|
Gluten-Free
|
Nut-Free
Meat:
Seafood
Servings: 6
5 from 9 votes

Ingredients

  • 4 lemons
  • 24 oz andouille sausage
  • 1 onion
  • 6 oz seafood boil seasonings
  • 3 lbs baby red potatoes
  • 12 corn on the cob (mini)
  • 19 lbs crawfish (live)

Recommended Equipment

Instructions

  • Slice the lemons in half, cut the sausage into 1-inch pieces, and quarter the onion
  • Pour enough water to fill the boiler just over half full, place the seasoning bags in the water, and bring to a rolling boil
  • Add the potatoes, corn, onion, and lemon to the pot, cover, and cook for 10 minutes
  • Place the sausage in the water and cook another 3 minutes
  • Last add the crawfish and cook for about 5 more minutes, until cooked through
  • Strain the water and move to a serving platter
  • Serve warm
Click the buttons below to share and print this recipe
Pin Recipe Print Recipe
Nutrition Facts
Crawfish Boil
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 947 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 334mg111%
Sodium 1168mg49%
Potassium 2636mg75%
Carbohydrates 98g33%
Fiber 13g52%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 65g130%
Vitamin A 1248IU25%
Vitamin C 76mg92%
Calcium 430mg43%
Iron 16mg89%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

Cajun, Creole, and Mardi Gras Recipes

More Recipes with Sausage

11 thoughts on “Crawfish Boil Recipe”

  1. Whitney Stewart

    5 stars
    I’ve never had one of these, but I have had crawfish fried when my family and I visited New Orland’s many years ago. So I’m assuming it’s not all that different. Thanks so much for sharing! I’ll be trying it out very soon!

  2. 5 stars
    This crawfish boil recipe is simply delicious! I am certainly going to make the dish again during our yearly shore vacation – the whole gang is going to love this!

  3. Blair Villanueva

    5 stars
    It’s been a while since I enjoyed a good crawfish boil. Thanks for this reminder, I must make this recipe soon. Perfect with a good beer.

  4. 5 stars
    I love crawfish. Never had much luck making it. But my boyfriend is great at cooking seafood, so I will share it with him.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating