Today we finally cooked the Crayfish I caught last weekend. Here I lined up the little soldiers in preparation to cooking them.
Here is a closeup of one of the bigger ones.
I started a pot boiling with some Zatarain's crab boil, salt, and lemon then dropped them all in.
After 2 minutes of boiling, you let them sit for 15 minutes.
Here they are before we ate them.
I was going to video tape us eating them but Mike would have none of it. here's the remains. We did not suck the heads because they had not been purged. This amount of crayfish was a very light snack. Normally one would have 3 to 5 pounds of crayfish per person.
Here's the review.
The taste is unique. People say they taste like a cross between lobster and shrimp. They taste like crayfish. The flavor is very very mild. Most of the edible meat is in the tails. If the claws are big enough you can eat that meat, however (to me) it's texture and taste was like crayfish flavored rice. We all agreed that we would eat them again.
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