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Bleeding purple
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Athens, Texas
Member since Sep 2007
25293 posts

re: Dropping shrimp in crawfish boil
Lll, far from a rookie. Been boiling for 25+ years.

Have always added additional pepper. Simply can't get em hot enough without it, IMO. And yes cayenne is a flavor not just heat. Tabasco is also a flavor I and many like. However at comparative cost plain pepper is cheaper.


As another poster said, many right ways.


TygerTyger
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Oct 2010
7158 posts

re: Dropping shrimp in crawfish boil
I agree, adding Cayenne gets you more heat and it has a flavor. I can’t imagine adding Tobasco.

But it’s an interesting thought. Tobasco has an overpowering flavor if you use too much. You’d have to get the portion right.

Not worth it to me.

But again, lots of right ways to do it.


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Miketheseventh
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2017
2930 posts

re: Dropping shrimp in crawfish boil
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I'd end up spending the last two hours of the party peeling tails and putting them in zip lock bags.

I know that feeling. That sucks having to peel the leftovers


Uncle JackD
USA Fan
Member since Nov 2007
57436 posts

re: Dropping shrimp in crawfish boil
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know that feeling. That sucks having to peel the leftovers


Them cheesy crawfish omelets don’t suck the next morning though.


Langston
USA Fan
Member since Nov 2010
7679 posts

re: Dropping shrimp in crawfish boil
Last time the wife took our left over tails and made and etouffee and put it over the left over potatoes mashed.


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Pepperidge
LSU Fan
Slidell
Member since Apr 2011
3973 posts

re: Dropping shrimp in crawfish boil
On the rare occasion we don't consume the whole boil and have enough leftover to actually make a dish, I like to make either an etoufee or bisque(time consuming)

But usually if it seems we are going to have extra, we start telling the kids to call another friend or two.


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Clyde Tipton
LSU Fan
Planet Earth
Member since Dec 2007
36074 posts

re: Dropping shrimp in crawfish boil
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Y'all musta been doing the reefers an hour or two before you ette.




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BenDover
SMU Fan
Member since Jul 2010
5009 posts

re: Dropping shrimp in crawfish boil
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I'm curious on 2 pot method is the soak pot cold, room temp, or heated some?


I do the two pot method -- use all the seasonings you normally would, boil for 3-5 minutes then take off the burner and set to the side. Wait about 30-40 minutes then boil your crawfish in the other pot for 3-5 minutes (with a little seasoning to cover the smell), take the basket out and put it in the other pot.

Ideally you want the soak pot to be ~room temperature. You can probably achieve the same results or close to by putting ice in the original pot but I've never had a bad review and why change what works.


Uncle JackD
USA Fan
Member since Nov 2007
57436 posts

re: Dropping shrimp in crawfish boil
That seems like alllllllot of unnecessary work.... why not just cool down your seasoned water if you’re worried about them overcooking ??
This post was edited on 5/4 at 4:54 pm


DTRooster
Belle River, La
Member since Dec 2013
6218 posts

re: Dropping shrimp in crawfish boil
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That seems like alllllllot of unnecessary work
rocket surgery ain’t easy bro


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DLauw
LSU Fan
SWLA
Member since Sep 2011
5644 posts

re: Dropping shrimp in crawfish boil
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hat seems like alllllllot of unnecessary work.
It speeds up everything because your not ever cooling your boiling water. The only extra work is having to rinse two pots.

To another poster- Pretty much the only time I drink beer is when I’m boiling crawfish or mowing the lawn. Them soldiers die quickly when you’re standing around, jawing with friends, boiling, and constantly saying “that’s hot!” to every little kid that comes within a yard of the boiling pots.


tenfoe
Member since Jun 2011
5837 posts

re: Dropping shrimp in crawfish boil
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constantly saying “that’s hot!” to every little kid that comes within a yard of the boiling pots.




I have a 2yr old. This is my life.


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elprez00
Houston Astros Fan
Hammond, LA
Member since Sep 2011
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re: Dropping shrimp in crawfish boil
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I know that feeling. That sucks having to peel the leftovers

See I look forward to this and usually buy way more than I need at least one boil. Last year I put away 2.5 lbs of peeled tales in the freezer. I usually make a crawfish and corn soup in the fall, and Mrs Prez makes crawfish dressing for Christmas.

I vacuum seal them in 1lb increments
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BrotherEsau
Member since Aug 2011
3308 posts

re: Dropping shrimp in crawfish boil
My issue is peeling leftovers while still eating them, even though I'm full as frick.

I make omelets because it's easy. My mom and aunt once made bisque. Said they spent two days cleaning and stuffing shells and making the bisque. We all ate the whole pot in about two hours. They decided it was delicious but wasn't worth the trouble.


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donRANDOMnumbers
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Hub City
Member since Nov 2006
15934 posts

re: Dropping shrimp in crawfish boil
i put the shrimp in by themselves after the crawfish.. they were really really good


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