Explore other fish in the spirit of a Louisiana crawfish boil. Try your hand at cooking these succulent little shellfish at home. From crawfish etouffee to simple boiled crawfish, these easy seafood recipes put the best flavor spins on fresh crawfish.See Popular Crawfish Recipes
Tomato-infused rice perfectly complements the seafood in this Southern-style dinner recipe.
Can you believe it only takes an hour to make a soup this rich and creamy? Leek, onion and nutmeg provide layers of unexpected flavor that ensures you'll enjoy each and every spoonful.
When crawfish is in season, serve it in this saucy pasta dish recipe. Shrimp makes a good stand-in for the crawfish.
Jambalaya (jam-ba-LIE-ya) is a hearty Cajun rice dish that may include a variety of meats and fish. For this one, choose either crawfish or shrimp.
Cajuns call it Crab Boil, but crawfish play a role as well, simmered with potatoes and corn on the cob. For fun and for easy cleanup, serve this the traditional way, on newspapers.
Plenty of garlic gives this quick and easy crawfish and rice recipe a burst of flavor.
Two Louisiana specialties--andouille sausage and crawfish--give an authentic Cajun taste to this robust salad.
Andouille is a smoked pork sausage that provides rich flavor to the stuffing. Crawfish adds flavor to this diabetic-friendly Cajun main dish.
Like the best actors, baked potatoes are versatile enough to fill almost any role, at mealtime, that is. They make a great main dish or side, they taste terrific with nothing but butter toppings such as sour cream and chives, and -- last but not least -- they satisfy both vegetarian and meat-lover (although skip the bacon bits in the former case). We like to let baked potatoes star at the centerpiece of a meal.
In Cajun country, catfish is king. And as we gear up to celebrate Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday), we take our own bow to the catfish that folks from Louisiana know how to cook to perfection. Pan-fried or baked, catfish has a mild flavor that marries well with spices like paprika and cayenne pepper, and a dash of hot-pepper sauce.