Nothing can beat a good classic crawfish boil when you’re planning to treat yourself with amazing food. Great quality seafood infused in a sea of spices will definitely make your mouth water.
An amazing crawfish boil includes cooking tons of red shellfish, crayfish, mudbugs, and crawdads in a boiling soup of spices and fresh vegetables. However, that is not just limited to that. To make your crawfish taste amazing, here are some of the ingredients that you can add:
Onions and Garlic
Onion and garlic almost go hand-in-hand with each other in every dish that you make. Nothing can go wrong with adding two of the most basic ingredients to your seafood boil. It will add a tastier and stronger taste, which can make it more savory and tastier!
You can just throw the onion in the seafood boil without cutting it, but you can also cut them in half, chop them, or dice them before adding the crawfish. Regardless of how you cut it, you must insert it before adding the crawfish to make sure that it achieves its soft and mushy texture.
With the garlic, you can just drop the heads into the pot and give them at least 15 minutes to boil. You know they’re finished cooking when their skin is almost peeled off. You can also drop the cloves individually, but they only need to be cooked for at least 5 minutes.
Potatoes and Corn
Potatoes and corn go together in a seafood boil. They are very complementary to each other, so a good seafood boil shouldn’t miss these two basic ingredients. However, the timing to put them in the boil can be very different.
Potatoes can easily absorb the spices and seasoning of the boil, which will make them more delicious. They are usually added on the boil early before the crawfish are added. The spices infused in them make them more satisfying and filling to eat.
On the other hand, corn cooks faster than potatoes. You can add them to the boil after the crawfish are added, and leave them for at least 5 minutes. They are really easy to eat, and they are a good “side dish” to your crawfish.
Other Seafood and Meat/Pork
Crawfish boil will definitely taste good with other seafood in it. You can add snow crabs, king crabs, shrimps, clams, muscles, octopus, tuna, and squid! The seasoning infused will make them taste amazing.
You can also add meat and/or pork, but make sure that their taste will complement the boil. Meat can make the boil taste different, making sure that the kind of meat you will put is something you prefer.
Adding citrus fruits, like oranges, lemons, and pineapples will give the seafood boil a slight hint of sweet, yet citrusy flavor. If your seafood boil is spicy, this will even be better! Spicy, sweet, and citrusy go well together. However, do not boil them for a long time if you don’t want them to leave a strong citrus taste on your boil.
Listed above are just some of the best ingredients you can add to your seafood boil. You can adjust these ingredients, and/or add everything that you prefer. After all, you will be the one to eat it. At the end of the day, the important thing is that you enjoy your food.
If you haven’t tried crawfish yet, but you’re curious, you must visit Crawfish Cafe! We are the best crawfish restaurant in Houston, and we have been serving since 2013. We serve our signature crawfish in nine different flavors, depending on what you prefer. Pay us a visit, and we will ensure to serve you the best crawfish boil you will taste in your entire life!
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