Crawfish Photos


Louisiana Crawfish and Crawfish Boil Photographs

Lagniappe on the Bayou

We've been catching crawfish all our life, and love the Louisiana tradition of a long, leisurely crawfish boil in spring! From our earlier years fishing those roadside ditches along LA Highway 1 around Marksville, to now, we love crawfishing!

Many of us that live in Louisiana and the South have the opportunity to catch our own crawfish ... we own the nets and traps, and we have that special local bayou or swamp where we catch crawfish.

Crawfish nets are simple and easy to use. They are inexpensive, and easy to store. Bait is cheap, and plentiful.

Boiling crawfish is a Cajun tradition, an event and social gathering not to be rushed, but to be enjoyed with family and friends!

Fill your chest with ice, beer and cold drinks, gather up newspaper to spread on the outdoor tables, setup the lawn chairs, and begin the "process".

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A sack of fresh, live Louisiana Crawfish, right out of the swamp or off the crawfish farm!

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Photo of a sack of fresh, live Louisiana Crawfish, right out of the swamp or off the crawfish farm!

Start gathering up the ingredients: Zatarain's Shrimp & Crab Boil, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt, and the rest of the makings for the perfect crawfish boil!

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Start gathering up the ingredients: Zatarain's Shrimp & Crab Boil, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt, and the rest of the makings for the perfect crawfish boil!

Get those side food items ready to go: onions, potatoes, lemons and garlic

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Get those side food items ready to go: onions, potatoes, lemons and garlic

The Louisiana Crawfish, big and juicy, fresh out of the swamp!

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Photo of a giant  Louisiana Crawfish, big and juicy, fresh out of the swamp!

Hold a crawfish behind the head ... and you're safe!

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Photo of how to hold a crawfish ... grab the crawfish behind the head ... and you're safe!

Live Louisiana Crawfish, ready to be purged ... let the boil begin!

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Photo of live Louisiana Crawfish, ready to be purged ... let the boil begin!

Let's get the boil under way ... Start with about 50 pounds of Spillway Crawfish, add salt, corn on the cob, new potatoes, whole onions, lemons, Zatarain's Crawfish, Shrimp and Crab Boil, red pepper, black pepper, garlic cloves ... make the hot sauce, warm up the buttered French bread, add cold beer, and share with good Cajun friends!

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Let's get the boil started ... Start with Spillway Crawfish, add corn, new potatoes, whole onions, lemons, Zatarain's Crawfish, Shrimp and Crab Boil ... make the hot sauce, add cold beer, and share with good Cajun friends!

Purging underway, the butane burner is hot!

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Purging of the crawfish is underway, the butane burner is hot!

Atchafalaya Basin Crawfish ... boiled to perfection, seasoned just right.

Ready to eat after a few minutes in the boiler!

 

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Photo of Atchafalaya Basin Crawfish in Louisiana ... boiled to perfection, seasoned just right.

Boiled Louisiana crawfish, corn on the cob, and new potatoes, hot out of the boiler.

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Photo of boiled Louisiana crawfish, corn on the cob, and new potatoes, hot out of the boiler

Enjoying the ultimate Louisiana delicacy and tradition: boiled crawfish!

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Enjoying the ultimate Breaux Bridge, Louisiana delicacy: boiled crawfish!

Sometimes we elect to boil fresh, large Louisiana Shrimp ... the procedure is similar, and the results are incredibly delicious!

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Photo of fresh, boiled Louisiana Shrimp along with French Bread, corn on the cob and boiled potatoes

And crawfish make a perfect addition to Louisiana seafood gumbo, along with shrimp, crab, okra and rice

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Photo of Louisiana seafood gumbo, with crawfish, shrimp, crab and okra

An outdoor crawfish boil is not the only way we like to enjoy this delicacy. Shown here is a restaurant scene typical of the hundreds of restaurants all over Louisiana ... can you taste it?

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An outdoor crawfish boil is not the only way we like to enjoy this delicacy. Shown here is a restaurant scene typical of the hundreds of restaurants all over Louisiana ... can you taste it?

Atchafalaya Swamp Scene in South Louisiana

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Atchafalaya Swamp Scene in South Louisiana

Sunset in the beautiful Louisiana swamp

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Sunset in the beautiful Louisiana swamp