Are you new to the crawfish scene?  South of the Mason-Dixon line, crawfish are a popular dish best enjoyed with friends and family.

Crawfish are frequently used in Cajun cooking. Cajun cuisine can be found throughout the south of the United States, but Louisiana is distinguished as the birthplace of Cajun cooking in America.

Typically, crawfish are seasoned with spices like cayenne pepper, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, thyme, oregano, dry mustard, dill weed, and bay leaves. If your averse to spices or seasoning, then Cajun cooking is probably not for you!

What are Crawfish?

crawfish in the wild

So, what’s crawfish anyway? Do not let the name fool you; crawfish are crustaceans and not fish. They are small aquatic creatures that resemble small lobsters.

Crawfish are as little as 3 to 6 inches long and have a hard covering for protection. They have 5 pairs of walking legs, the front pair of which is larger, just like lobsters and crabs. They are typically found on the seabed.

What do they taste like? 

boiled crawfish

Crawfish are a type of seafood, but their flavor is entirely unique. They offer a little more meat than a crab.

The taste of a crawfish could be compared to a combination of shrimp and crab. Their flavor is a combination of salty, sweet, and hints of mineral. The taste of crawfish is also largely determined by the how it is cooked and the seasonings that are used.

What parts of a crawfish do you eat?

You have the option of eating their claws, legs, and tails. The claws are soft and taste somewhat sweet, while the tails are hard to chew and have a thick texture. The tails are often regarded as the most flavorful part – although this part is slightly harder and heavier.

For those that are calorie conscious, crawfish is a great option. Crawfish are high in protein, low in fat, and contain zero carbohydrates. There are only 327 calories in a whole pound of peeled crawfish.

How to Cook Crawfish?

cooking crawfish
Food. Delicious crayfish on the table

Crawfish can be cooked in many ways. Among them, steaming and boiling are the best options as it makes the tail meat tender.  You also have many other cooking options such as grilling, frying, baking or barbecuing. In short, you can cook it any way you like; choose the method that you feel gives the most delicious results. Crawfish have a unique taste that will intrigue you, and they are a perfect addition to the Cajun seafood family.

Get some crawfish at Buster’s!

buster's crawfish

If you really want to experience crawfish flavor, then you need to visit us at Buster’s Crawfish. From our unique seasoning blend to our boiling method, our cooks put a lot of heart and soul into your crawfish dining experience.

We believe our seasonings preserve and enhance the delicate flavor of crawfish rather than masking them. Come on down and taste it for yourself!

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