So you think you can boil crawfish?

So you think you can boil crawfish?

The professional crawfish boiler
The professional crawfish boiler

Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear Ye! Think you cook the best boiled crawfish in the land?


The South Louisiana Crawfish Boiling Contest benefiting the Dreams Come True Foundation is seeking contestants.

The event will be held April 11 at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

Here are the details:

– there’s an $80 entry fee that covers the crawfish and registration.

– cooks need to bring a table and tent, plus everything they need to boil two sacks of crawfish.

– set up is 7:30 a.m.

– judging in 11 a.m.

The crawfish will be judged on taste, texture, and peel ability. What happens to the boiled crawfish after the the judgement is rendered? Surely a few judges won’t be ale to eat all of the crawfish? No problem. Organizer Rodney Dupuy of Cajun Livin’ and Cookin’ assures Crawfish Report that the crawfish will be sold to the public at below market price.

Interested? Good. Sign up at Galvez Hardware & Outdoor Cooking, 41049 Highway 42 in Prairieville. The phone number is 225-622-1114.

If you need more information, call ol’ Rodney up at 225-328-6735.

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If you’d like to learn about how Louisiana “invented” crawfish, then read Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean by Sam Irwin. The book is sold in the better bookstores and bait shops.