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New Orleans Dining Recipes

Boiled Seafood Recipes to Celebrate Lent in NOLA

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‘Tis the season for crawfish and shrimp boils, held especially every Friday of Lent. Seafood boils are a favorite spring pastime in New Orleans, and they’re a fun gathering perfect for a sunny afternoon on the River or in your backyard. With these two recipes, you can take the New Orleans-style crawfish or shrimp boil home with you to share with your family and friends—a fine alternative to a BBQ.

 

Boiled Crawfish

Famous New Orleans chef Frank Davis has his own recipe for cooking a 43-pound sack of crawfish, the perfect size for a crawfish boil with family and friends.

Ingredients:

1 whole stalk of celery

4 heads of garlic (tops removed)

12 lemons, sliced or quartered

6 large onions

10 bay leaves

3-4 boxes salt

1/2 cup cayenne pepper

8 oz. liquid crab boil (or 6 bags dry crab boil)

10 ears of corn (cut in thirds)

30 “B” size creamer potatoes

3 lbs. smoked sausage

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