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Grill Crawfish?

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Post Sat May 08, 2004 10:54 pm
Richard raw
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Location: Chico, CA
Each summer my wife's sister and family from Texas spend time with us at Fallen Leaf Lake in the High Sierras of California. Each year we do the hunter/gatherer act and catch a lot of crawfish off the dock. My sister boils them Texas style. Each year I tell them that I am sure they would taste better grilled, but I don't have a recipe. Suggestions?

Post Mon May 10, 2004 7:23 am
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HI there Richard. I personally like to grill the crawfish. I use a garlic butter sauce with a pinch of salt, some fresh parsley,lime or lemon and paprika. Blend them together until soft and the baste it onto the crawfish while grilling!

Post Mon May 10, 2004 7:51 am
Grand Scale BBQ Deputy
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Location: York, PA
I don't have any specific recipes but I'd suggest that if you treat them as you would shrimp that you'll probably be pleased.
Let us know how you make out.
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Post Mon May 10, 2004 9:39 am
Bob-BQN User avatar
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Location: Texas
Welcome to the board Richard!

The only crawfish I've eaten have been deep fried at a restaurant. I'm bettin' that you're right. Everything tastes better grilled than boiled. Boiling takes flavor out, while grilling adds flavor! If you're doing a gumbo then the flavors blend in a broth and you still get it. But I'll guess you inlaws are draining it away.

I agree with Grand Scale and our guest that if you'll treat them like jumbo shrimp, and grill them on skewers, you'll have some good eatin'!
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Post Mon May 10, 2004 12:56 pm
RichD medium-well
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Location: New Jersey
Crawfish are more like tiny lobsters than shrimp so I would tend to grill them much like a whole lobster. It just won't take as long since they are smaller.The shells on shrimp are much thinner then a crawfish wich is one of the reasons I would treat them as lobster. It may be tough to run a skewer through the shell ( dangerous too if your hand is on the opposit side) and if you just pull the tails you are missing the claws and heads ( some people like what's in the head)
Just my two cents.

RichD


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