Crawfish Boil (serves four)

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs of crawfish
  • 1.5 gallons water
  • 1 package crawfish boil (prepackaged seasoning)
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 4-6 ears corn
  • 6-8 small onions
  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 6-8 baby artichokes
  • 1.5 pounds red potatoes
  • hot sauce or cayenne pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a very large pot bring water, crawfish boil, salt, and hot sauce/cayenne (or both) to a vigorous boil.
  2. Add vegetables and bring back to boil for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Squeeze in lemons and add them and the crawfish to pot.
  4. Boil for an addition 6-8 minutes or until crawfish have turned bright red.
  5. Drain and serve immediately.

Pairings:

Hot Sauce

  • Hot: Panola Extra Hot
  • Medium: Louisiana Lightning Strike
  • Mild: Louisiana Hot Sauce

Beer

  • Abita Purple Haze
  • Kolsch beers
  • Blonde ales