Thursday, March 13, 2014

How to Peel Crawfish

Crawfish. Mudbugs. Crawdads. Crayfish. We can argue about their name all day long, but there is no arguing their unique and delicious taste! At Cajun Grocer we specialize in Premium Select Crawfish. We only carry JUMBO, LARGE and MEDIUM sized crawfish.

Unfortunately, this year Louisiana received harsh winter weather, which we are NOT accustomed to. This weather affected lots of Louisianans, but had a big impact on our crawfish farmers. This season is off to a very slow start. Beware of websites that are already offering “Select Crawfish.” We will wait until the crawfish are to our standards. No exceptions.

Keep checking our Facebook and website for updates. We will let you know as soon as they arrive. But in the mean time, let’s talk about pinchin’ tails! Crawfish tails, of course.

Crawfish are a Cajun culinary custom. People who didn’t grow up eating them could have a little trouble peeling mudbugs! So, we’re here to help!

Step 1:
Separate the tail and the heady by holding the tail in one hand and the head in the other.

Step 2:
Twist your hands in opposite directions.

Step 3:
Squeeze the sides of the tail. You will hear the shell crack and you can start peeling it away from the meat.

Step 4:
Grasp the fan of the tail in one hand and the meat in the other and pull.

Step 5:
Enjoy! You’re a crawfish peelin’ pro!

Optional Steps:
Suck the head. We know, we know; it sounds crazy, but trust us on this one.
Try the claws. They’re a little hard to get into, but worth the work.