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Nothing is better on a hot summer night than a traditional Louisiana Crawfish Boil. This recipe is easy to follow, delicious and will feed a large crowd.

Recipe by Southern Living April 2001

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prep:
1 hr
cook:
55 mins
stand:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 85 mins
Yield:
5 pounds
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring 1 1/2 gallons water to a boil in a 19-quart stockpot over high heat. Add bay leaves and next 12 ingredients to water. Return to a rolling boil.

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  • Reduce heat to medium, and cook, uncovered, 30 minutes.

  • Add crawfish. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat; cook 5 minutes.

  • Remove stockpot from heat; let stand 30 minutes. (For spicier crawfish, let stand 45 minutes.)

  • Drain crawfish. Serve on large platters or newspaper.

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