I impulse bought a pound of crawfish today. Wtf do I do with them? I was looking at a crawfish potato soup (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/83693/crawfish-potato-soup/?internalSource=recipe%20hub&referringId=15869&referringContentType=recipe%20hub) But I have never worked with crawdads before. Do I just throw them in whole? Should I try to shell them, or take their little heads off? Halp.
I am ashamed of you.
>boil big ass pot of water
>add tonies or the hottest shit you have on hand
>add whole ears of corn ad red orators
Boil until potatoes are soft
>remove tail from head with twisting pulling motion
>suck the innards from head
>peel the tail meat
>repeat for a week
But are they still good if already dead?
Asking because I heard they're horrible unless you get them live, then cook
Or is that exaggerated?
Let me know, because I love crawdads and would like to make some soon
We have some very similar varieties of shellfish here. The best are marron (pic related), and there are smaller varieties like yabbies and cernacks.
Generally, we just boil them in salted water and serve with vinegar, or half them, cover them in garlic butter and cook them on a bbq.
Another thing we do is take the half cooked meat out of the tails and add it to a light pasta sauce made with lots of cherry tomatoes and chili
you can have as many yabbies as you want, just leave the marron