Whether you call ‘em crayfish, crawdads or mudbugs, Texans can’t get enough of them! The season for this southern-favorite is limited, so get your hands on as many of these mini crustaceans as possible. Here are a few of our favorite crawfish recipes to get you started! We’ve got everything from your classic boil to a refreshing salad – find the recipes below!
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Plain, simple and classic: try your hand at tackling your own steaming boil with this easy recipe from H-E-B. With a little bit of booze (Dos Equis Special Lager) and a generous amount of Zatarain’s seasoning, this basic boil will happily feed the whole family with plenty of leftovers for other meals.
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This stuffed and deep-fried avocado from Sysco is a seafood lover’s dream! The creaminess of the avocado with the cheesy seafood filling is the perfect contrast to the crunchy breaded outside. This dish will really impress!
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Think of this as the South’s answer to the New England Lobster Roll! Cold and refreshing, this crawfish salad makes a tasty sandwich on a fresh baked roll, or piled on a bed of greens. From Texas’s oldest craft brewery, Saint Arnold, you’ll be craving this recipe again and again.
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Give your Tex-Mex a Cajun twist with these crawfish meat and tomatillo salsa-stuffed enchiladas. Brennan’s of Houston features these on their Mardi Gras menu, but now you can make them at home!
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Harold’s in the Heights makes this satisfying Cajun pasta dish with fresh spaghetti cooked al dente and tossed with olive oil and Crawfish sauce. Make sure to serve this with a side of bread so you can soak up every bit of this rich sauce — it’s too good to leave on your plate.