How to prepare/cook Crawfish Boil | Whole Shabang Sauce Recipe

July 26, 2014-IMG_6652

last weekend, we did a crawfish boil at a friend’s place.

we ordered 30 lbs of crawfish off internet. 30lbs was wayyyy too much for 10 ppl. probably 15lbs would have been enough. the crawfish came in pretty much all alive. we put ice on them and they survived overnight.

before cooking them, the crawfish needs to be cleaned really well. they are super dirty animals that grow in dirty water. right before washing them, pour a lot of salt over the crawfish. salt will make the crawfish vomit and purge any dirt and waste in their digestive system which minimizes any fishy taste and smell.

you could stir them so the salt can get in evenly, but be careful dont kill the crawfish.

July 26, 2014-IMG_6743

wait for a few mins then start rinsing them with water MANY times til the water is completely clear.
July 26, 2014-IMG_6763

once they are well cleaned, get rid of any crawfish that are dead. DO NOT eat any dead crawfish!
July 26, 2014-IMG_6804

so fresh so clean clean
July 26, 2014-IMG_6831

excited for the boil
July 26, 2014-IMG_6869

July 26, 2014-IMG_6955

we were going to cook them outside, but the fire wasnt strong enough. the crawfish came with louisiana crawfish seasoning so we just dump them in the water. also throw in couple lemons!
July 26, 2014-IMG_7032

he’s ready for the bath
July 26, 2014-IMG_6959

if you had been to boiling crab in LA, you probably know how amamamamamammazing whole shabang sauce is. here is how a recipe to make some at home and it tastes pretty darn close.

here is how to make the whole shabang sauce:

you will need:
a lot of garlic
a lot of butter – we used 6 sticks
old bay seasoning
lemon pepper
paprika
cayenne pepper
cajun seasoning
sugar

A LOT LOOT LOOOOOTTTTT of garlic!!! this is very important! if you dont like garlic, dont even try to make this sauce. this was 3/4 of the whole container garlic. it can never be too much garlic! more garlic please!
July 26, 2014-IMG_7023

July 26, 2014-IMG_7588

then heat all your butter in a pan, then when butter all melted and simmering – add in all garlic.

then add all the seasonings (old bay seasoning, lemon pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, cajun seasoning). i added about 1-2 spoons each, you can do whatever you want to taste.

put the heat on low and stir constantly so the bottom doesnt burn/stick

July 26, 2014-IMG_7059

here’s a video how i made mine

mussels
July 26, 2014-IMG_7047

July 26, 2014-IMG_7061

July 26, 2014-IMG_7103

time to check on the crawfish
July 26, 2014-IMG_7067

July 26, 2014-IMG_7116

looks like they are ready
July 26, 2014-IMG_7191

i added some cooked crawfish in the whole shabang sauce that i made and coated the crawfish evenly with the sauce. super delish, only if i werent on a diet. fml. the sauce is seriously good with anything, seafood, corn, potatoes. ANYTHING!
July 26, 2014-IMG_7245

July 26, 2014-IMG_7178

July 26, 2014-IMG_7267

July 26, 2014-IMG_7292

July 26, 2014-IMG_7322

July 26, 2014-IMG_7347

some awesome dipping
July 26, 2014-IMG_7142

biscuits
July 26, 2014-IMG_7135

July 26, 2014-IMG_7089

a friend made this crazy good rich ice creamy chocolate pie for desserts, i’d totally eat the whole thing if i werent on a diet. ugh fml
July 26, 2014-IMG_7406

soooo goooodddd, deserves another shot
July 26, 2014-IMG_7441

we never finished the 30 lbs of crawfish

July 26, 2014-IMG_7460

July 26, 2014-IMG_7469

food coma
July 26, 2014-IMG_7482

lucky she wasnt a crawfish
July 26, 2014-IMG_7512

July 26, 2014-IMG_7555

July 26, 2014-IMG_7566

July 26, 2014-IMG_7577

July 26, 2014-IMG_6666

Advertisements

8 thoughts on “How to prepare/cook Crawfish Boil | Whole Shabang Sauce Recipe

  1. Nice! Awesome job! Awesome post! Love your descriptiveness. Love your crawfish cleanliness (a necessary task/detail), lol! And, there’s never such a thing as too much garlic! Love this! Great job!!

  2. I grew up in Mississippi and I remember the AMAAAZING smell of a crawfish bake (crawdads). Unfortunatly my parents were vegetarians so I never got to eat them lol.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s