Boiled Crayfish



4 servings

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


4 pounds whole crayfish
1 gallon water
3 lemons, halved
3 medium onions, quartered
5 stalks celery, halved
4 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon liquid crab boil
1/2 teaspoon red pepper


Place crayfish in large pan of cold salted water; let stand 15 minutes. Drain and repeat soaking procedure.

Bring 1 gallon water to a boil in a large stock pot. Remove juice from lemons; add juice and lemons to water. Add next 5 ingredients; return to a boil. Add drained crayfish; boil 3 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand in cooking liquid 30 minutes. Drain and serve warm.

Oxmoor House Homestyle Recipes,

Oxmoor House

January 1984
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