Having a crawfish boil is just about as southern Louisiana as you can get. Heck, my home state has a number of festivals that celebrate the wonderful creature that is the crawfish. Crawfish boils bring families and friends together for great fellowship and good times.
Boiling crawfish is an art form, and everyone that does it has their own way of doing things. This list is comprised of all the necessary ingredients for a perfect crawfish boil. This list was inspired by @djevoke
's Crab Feed (we call them crab boils in Louisiana) list.
If you're interested in doing a crawfish boil and have never had the chance, I highly recommend asking someone who has done crawfish boils before to let you assist them on boils a few times before venturing out on your own. Once you've got the basics down, you're ready for your own boil.
Crawfish boils require multiple hands to get the job done. From purging the crawfish to setting up tables to making that all important beer run, everybody helps during a crawfish boil. Of course, the boil master
has the final say as to when the crawfish are ready, but without the help of others, it would be a very tough job.
Enjoy the list!