Crawfish is not just another meal, it’s an experience. We will show you how to make the most out of this comfort food.
Crawfish is a staple in Southern cuisine, especially for those who grew up in the bayous of Louisiana or the surrounding area. These crustaceans are known by many names, including crawfish and crawdads, crabs, credits, and mudbugs. They have been a Cajun culinary staple for decades.
Crawfish: Essential Tips
It’s not difficult to see how crawfish is prepared by Southerners. It’s something that Southerners naturally have, but you don’t need to be able to learn it.
We’re about to dive right into the steps of eating crawfish.
- Take a good look at the crawfish to see where the tail and head meet.
- Your thumbs should be on one side of the crawfish shell, and your index fingers on the other.
- Push the tail toward the head and then twist the body to separate them.
- Find the first ring at the end of the crawfish tail’s shell. It can be removed just as you would with shrimp.
- You can pinch the tail with your fingers. Then, grab the meat using your other hand or teeth. Pull them out one by one.
- The juices can also be sucked out – a.k.a. The “crawfish butter” can also be taken from the head of the crawfish. We recommend it! ).
- The empty shells can be thrown away and you can move on to the next bite.
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