Crawfish Boil

Here’s the back of the napkin scribblings from the last boil:

  1. Add water to pot, turn on burner
  2. as water comes to boil, add powder, salt and splashes of liquid crab boil
  3. add bay leaf, whole red potatoes, halved onions, halved lemons, garlic
  4. test potatoes for doneness, once done…
  5. add crawfish and cook 5-8 minutes
  6. cut off heat and soak 30 minutes
  7. add sausage, mushrooms, corn and whatever else while soaking
  8. check saltiness and add more if necessary

Crawfish Monica


  • 1 lb pasta (fusilli or rotelli)
  • 1 sticks butter
  • 2 onions
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped fine
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped fine
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 Tbsps flour
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1 cup green onion, green and white parts chopped
  • 1/4 lb velveeta (or white american cheese)
  • 1 lb crawfish (if frozen, sauté in butter/spices before)
  • 1 Tbsp parsley, chopped
  • Joe’s Stuff seasoning (or equivalent cajun allspice)


  1. Boil pasta.
  2. Sauté onions, peppers, and celery in butter until soft. Add garlic. Cook 1 minute. Add flour and stir until absorbed. Add half & and half and heat through.  Add cheese and melt it all down. Add crawfish and parsley. Season with Joe’s or Tony’s, etc..
  3. Bake 30 minutes at 350˚F. (optional)