Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe attempts to recreate the Cajun crawfish recipe served at Vietnamese restaurants in Little Saigon like The Boiling Crab, Claws, or The Crawfish House. It's what's known as Asian fusion, and the recipes are kept top secret. Buy 1-2 pounds of crawfish per person.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour live crawfish into a washtub or ice chest; cover with water. Drain. Repeat 3 to 4 times until crawfish are clean. Drain. Discard any dead crawfish and debris.
  2. Cook crawfish by boiling in hot water with the Louisiana Crawfish Boil, quartered lemon, potatoes, corn and sausage (add potatoes, corn, and sausage 15 minutes prior to crawfish). While they are cooking make the sauce:.
  3. Melt the margarine over low heat in a large saucepan. Add garlic and saute until translucent.
  4. NOTE: This will get salty fast with the Cajun seasoning and Old Bay, so add them in tiny, tiny amounts. Add Cajun Seasoning, Old Bay, cayenne pepper (start with 3 t. then add more for spiciness), lemon pepper, paprika, and liberally add Louisiana Hot Sauce. When you have the mixture right, add a tiny bit of lemon juice (roughly 1/4 lemon).
  5. Simmer for 10 minutes and check for flavor. Add more cayenne, paprika, or hot sauce as desired.
Most Helpful

Tasted just like the Boiling Crab! Served it at a party with shrimp, potatoes and corn and everyone loved it! it tasted like the whole sha-bang (Boiling Crab). Soooo good!!!

mary.marine August 17, 2013

I made this for my boyfriend and he more than approved! We eat at boiling crab frequently so are great judges. I used crab legs, shrimp, corn, and mini red potatoes and it was amazing!

food4me&u February 20, 2013

On the bag of louisiana crawfish, Crab, and Shrimp boil, can you tell me what size bag you used? I've seen a few different ones. Thanks!

Sean E. June 21, 2014