Over here at Razzoo’s Cajun Café, we’re licking our chops and our mouth is watering because crawfish season is almost here! We can already taste those succulent little mudbugs!
While getting your crawfish freshly boiled and ready-to-eat at Razzoo’s is always a great idea, many people ask us how they can replicate that great Cajun taste at home. Want to cook the best crawfish and impress your friends and family with your new found culinary skills? You’re in luck, because our experts here at Razzoo’s Cajun Café – the best Cajun food restaurant in Texas – weigh in on their secrets to the best DIY Crawfish Boil:
Get the Right Gear
If you’re going to cook a giant pot of mudbugs, then you’re going to need a giant pot (and some other stuff) to do so! You’ll want to invest in a decent burner, one that is around 50,000 BTU and has a low profile to avoid being bumped over. A long wooden paddle is a must for stirring – think 36-48 inches long – and a 120 quart pot is handle just about all the crawfish you could want.
Figure out How Much to Buy
First of all – who is coming? If it’s a group of Cajuns, then you’ll need at least 4-5 pounds per person because we’ve never met a true Cajun who doesn’t hurt themselves eating crawfish. Inviting a bunch of crawfish newbies? Then don’t plan on them eating much; maybe 2 pounds each.
Quality is Key
The boil is only as good as the quality of the crawfish you start with! Go with a reputable supplier that provides clean, live crawfish. We highly recommend Fruge Aquafarms, as their quality is second to none.
Cook to Perfection
Start with a great powdered Cajun boil seasoning, such as Zatarains, and follow the package instructions. Get the water up to a boil, add the crawfish, and cover. Let the mixture return to a boil, then cut the heat and add any veggies you want. You want the crawfish to slowly cook, soaking in that Cajun seasoning goodness as they go. Cook until your crawfish have sunk and are no longer rubbery, but aren’t falling apart either.
Need more tips? Watch this video on the perfect DIY Crawfish Boil from your friends at Razzoo’s Cajun Café!