Stove-Top Crawfish Boil

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Stove-Top Crawfish Boil

Stove-Top Crawfish Boil


  • Salt and cayenne
  • 1/2 pound button mushrooms
  • 2 ears corn cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 12 ounces link Andouille sausage cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3 pounds live crawfish seasonally available in some places -- there is no substitute
  • 2 onions quartered
  • 4 garlic bulbs halved horizontally
  • 1 pound small red bliss potatoes
  • 3 lemons halved
  • 1 tablespoon


  • In a very large pot heat 3 gallons of water until nearly boiling. Add dry and liquid crab boil, squeeze in lemons, then throw in potatoes, garlic and onions. Boil 10 minutes. Add everything else. Cover and boil 5 minutes. Turn off heat. Uncover, sprinkle in 1/4 cup salt and 1 tablespoon cayenne, stir it up, cover again and let sit for 10 minutes. Drain off liquid. Line table with newspaper and dig in.

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