Labor Day Crawfish Boil

August 29, 2018

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

Makes: 1 pound of crawfish
Prep time: 40 min
Cook time: 15 min


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


Crawfish Boil

  1. 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
  2. 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!

Cajun Sauce

  1. 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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