Crawfish Boil Recipe

Published on June 6th 2022 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
This recipe, developed through the collective effort of at least six experts, underwent meticulous research and testing for over three months. Learn more about our process in the art and science behind our recipes. This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure Policy.
Front View of Crawfish Boil

Sweet and succulent crawfish cooked in a flavorful broth until tender. Aren't you hungry right now? Head to the store to purchase all the ingredients right now, so you can get cooking in the kitchen because there are no crawfish recipes on the planet as delicious as this one. 

 

We added our homemade Jerk Seasoning Paste to this crawfish boil for a Caribbean flare to make it different from the average crawfish boil. Of course, we couldn't leave out the regular fixings, so we added red potatoes, sweet corn, smoked sausage, two heads of garlic, and onions for many flavors. We also added seasonings such as smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, Old Bay, and a pinch of sugar to infuse the lobster with even more flavor. Since Crawfish Boil is messy, get your paper towels ready before indulging in this delicious filling meal.

 

Author: Sarah Leadon
Rate
Average: 4.5 (6 votes)
Total rating includes sum of all comments and anonymous votes.

Click to avoid screen dimming during cooking.

Time & Serves

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
34 mins
Serves
6 persons

Ingredients

  • 1 pound head-on, shell-on Shrimp

     

  • 1 pound Crawfish

     

  • 8-10 cups Water

     

     

  • 4 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning

     

     

  • 2 tablespoons Smoked Paprika

     

     

  • 1/2 tablespoon Cayenne Pepper

     

     

  • 1/2 tablespoon Ground Black Pepper

     

     

  • 1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar

     

     

  • 2 tablespoons Jerk Seasoning Paste 

     

     

  • 1 pound Smoked Sausage cut into 1-inch pieces

     

     

  • 2 heads Garlic, cut in half 

     

     

  • 1 large Onion, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces

     

     

  • 1 Lemon, halved

     

     

  • 2 ears of Corn peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces 

     

     

  • 1 pound small Red Potatoes, cut in half

Instructions

Place the shrimp into a colander and wash them with cold water. Using kitchen shears, cut the mustache and legs off of the shrimp. 

Rinse the crawfish in a large bowl and rinse it with water 3 times until the water is clear.

 

To a large stockpot, add 8 cups of water. Add the Old Bay seasoning, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, sugar, and jerk seasoning paste, and allow it to come to a rolling boil over medium-high heat. 

 

Add the smoked sausage, garlic, onions, lemon, corn, and potatoes, cover it with the lid and cook it for 10 minutes. 

 

To test the crawfish boil for seasoning, dip a small spoon into the broth and taste it. If the broth is too salty, add the remaining 2 cups of water. However, if the broth tastes bland, add a little more seasoning. 

 

Place the crawfish and shrimp into the broth, place the lid on the pot, and cook it for 3-4 minutes. 

 

Turn the stove off and let the crawfish boil sit for 10 minutes. The longer the seafood boil sits, the spicier it will be. 

 

Remove the crawfish boil from the pot using a pair of tongs or kitchen spider and place them into a large skillet or place them on a baking sheet to serve the seafood boil family style.

Sarah Leadon
Author:

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon

Healthy dinners to kickstart your weight loss
$7.99 Limited time offer $2.99
As Seen On
Site logo 1
Site logo 2
Site logo 3
Site logo 4
Site logo 5
Site logo 6
Site logo 7
Site logo 8
Site logo 9
Site logo 10
Unlock Exclusive Recipes & More! 🔓

Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest recipes, holiday specials, and mouthwatering secrets!

Subscribe
Keywords
Crawfish recipes, crawfish boil, crawfish and shrimp boil, crawfish boil pot

Add new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
Sarah Leadon
Author:

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon