Spicy Crawfish Boil - Instructions
Note: A crawfish boil requires a large pot. For ease of removing the vegetables and
crawfish you may find it easier to use a pasta pentola or similar insert and boiling
the ingredients in batches.
In a large, 20 quart or larger, stock pot, fill with 2-1/2 gallons of water or until
3/4 full. Add onions, lemons, garlic, bay leaves, mustard seeds, coriander seeds,
allspice, dill, cloves, red pepper, thyme, salt, paprika, black pepper, white pepper,
cayenne pepper, basil, and oregano. Stir to combine. Over medium heat, bring water to
a boil then reduce to a simmer. Allow spice mixture to cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
While mixture is boiling clean crawfish by washing with clean cold water 4 or 5 times.
Note: Many traditional recipes call for purging the shellfish with saltwater. This