Though boiling crawfish is the most popular way to cook these tasty crustaceans, Louisiana natives have developed many other delicious recipes (buy the tail meat already peeled, or use leftovers from a boil).

How Much to Buy?

Based on a yield of 15 percent meat, 6-7 pounds of live crawfish will provide 1 pound of peeled tails. You should plan on purchasing 3-4 pounds of live crawfish per person per meal or 1 pound of fresh or frozen tails to feed three people.

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