Crawfish Boil

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Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Mudbug Madness is one of my favorite festivals (Shreveport, LA). Crawfish season isn't until March and I am so ready. This is the recipe my husband and I use for our crawfish boils. Adapted from Southern Living. Posted 12-9-04.

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  1. Add 1 1/2 gallons water to a 19-quart stockpot; bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Add bay leaves and the next 12 ingredients; return to a rolling boil.
  3. Lower the heat to medium and cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  4. Add crawfish; bring to a rolling boil over high heat; cook 5 minutes.
  5. Remove stockpot from heat; let stand 30 minutes (if you want spicier crawfish, let stand 45 minutes).
  6. Drain crawfish; serve on large platters on newspaper lined table with lots of napkins.
  7. Cold beer or iced tea is a must.

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