Serves a Crowd

Labor Day Crawfish Boil

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August 29, 2018
Photo by IMR
Author Notes

Skip the BBQ this Labor Day and try out a crawfish boil instead! Lowcountry, Chicago's favorite seafood boil destination, shares their foolproof recipe! —IMR

  • Prep time 40 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Makes 1 pound of crawfish
Ingredients
  • Crawfish Boil
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • .25 cups Cajun seasoning
  • 1 piece lemongrass
  • 1 pound crawfish
  • 3 small potatoes
  • 2 ears of corn
  • .5 pounds Andouille sausage
  • Cajun Sauce
  • 8 ounces grass-fed butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Crawfish Boil
  2. Seafood Stock: In a 12qt stockpot, add orange juice and apple juice Add Cajun seasoning (can be store bought) Add lemongrass Add cold water until it is 2/3 filled
  3. To Boil Crawfish: Using a pasta basket, lower crawfish Boil for 3-4 minutes If you are adding potatoes, corn on the cob, and sausages (extras), the items must be par-cooked beforehand as the cooking times are different Final Preparation: In a plastic bag, combine the cooked protein and add *sauce If adding potatoes, corn and sausage, add now Shake thoroughly and enjoy!
  1. Cajun Sauce
  2. In small saucepan, add butter and chopped garlic Add salt and pepper Add Cajun seasoning and cayenne pepper Cook until butter is melted and ingredients are thoroughly blended in, about 3 minutes

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