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This Louisiana Crawfish Boil contains crawfish, corn, potatoes, and smoked sausage, all boiled in Old Bay seasoning flavored Cajun-style broth. Serve it with the classic seafood garlic butter sauce for the ultimate crawfish boil recipe.
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Best Crawfish Boil Recipe

This Louisiana Crawfish Boil contains mouth-watering crawfish, corn, potatoes, and smoked sausage, all boiled in Old Bay seasoning flavored Cajun-style broth. Serve it with the classic seafood garlic butter sauce for the ultimate crawfish boil recipe.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Crawfish Boil
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 394kcal
Author Izzy

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ lbs crawfish shell-on, fresh or frozen
  • 4 ears corn cut into 3-4 inch pieces
  • 1 pound small yellow potatoes halved, you can also use red baby potatoes
  • 1 onion peeled and sliced into 6 wedges
  • 1 pound smoked sausage andouille or kielbasa, sliced into 1-inch thick pieces
  • 8 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1/2 cup Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 lemon quartered
  • salt and pepper to taste

For Serving

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter for serving melted, or garlic butter seafood sauce, see recipe notes
  • 2 tablespoons optional chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Fill up a large pot with water over medium-high heat. Add old bay seasoning, garlic, and lemon. Bring it to a boil.
  • Add corn and baby potatoes into the water. Boil for about 10 minutes.
  • Add sausage and onions. Cover with a lid and boil for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Gently stir in crawfish. Boil for 5-6 minutes or until the crawfish turns into bright red color. Season with salt and pepper to taste. (If you crawfish is pre-cooked, you'll only need 3-4 minutes; if yours is frozen, add 2-3 more minutes.)
  • Drain the mixture (you can reserve about 1/2 cup of the broth for serving).
  • Transfer the crawfish boil to a serving plate or on the newspaper.
  • Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with melted butter or homemade seafood boil sauce. Enjoy!

Notes

  • For Homemade Crawfish Boil Sauce:
    • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 2 cups unsalted butter
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1/2 onion, diced
    • 3 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
    • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
    • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
    • 1 tablespoon paprika
    • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
    • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • How to Make Homemade Crawfish Boil Sauce
    • In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, add 1/2 cup of butter and oil.
    • Once the butter is melted, add onions and stir fry until they’re soft.
    • Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
    • Add Old Bay seasoning, lemon pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, and brown sugar. Mix together.
    • Turn the heat to low and add the remaining butter.
    • Simmer until the butter is melted, stirring constantly.
    • Add chicken broth and cook for a few minutes until the sauce is slightly thickened.
    • Remove from heat. Pour the sauce over your favorite seafood boil or serve it as a dipping sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 680mg | Potassium: 785mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 283IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 4mg