We recently spent a weekend camping at Hickory Hills in Iowa with my parents. I was so excited to have our first Crawfish Boil out camping, to be honest it was our first crawfish boil ever. It was so much fun and the food was delicious.
Two years ago, I had spent a few days in Louisiana on a food trip. Everything was so delicious and I craved that amazing crawfish. I found Louisiana Crawfish online and realized that I could easily have fresh, live crawfish overnighted to us here in Iowa. I was beyond excited and started to plan our boil.
If you’ve never had crawfish before, it’s a lot like crab and lobster. The fun part is actually getting the meat out of the crawfish, my kids had so much fun with this experience. It’s pretty easy to do and it’s definitely worth it once you get the meat out.
The seasoning that Louisiana Crawfish sends is amazing, you can add the amount you want so if want it really spicy and hot – go for it or you can add just enough to get the food flavor.
How to Have a Camping Crawfish Boil
- 10 Pounds Crawfish
- 2 – 32 ounce uncooked Shrimp (we got bags from Sams Club)
- 4-5 Sausage Links cut into pieces
- 6 Ears of Corn, broke into small chunks
- 2 Pounds Mushrooms
- 3 Lemons, halved
- 3 Onions, chunked
- 1 Pound Asparagus, cut into chunks
- 1 Head of Garlic
Boil over the campfire, adding the shrimp and Crawfish last. We added ours 15 minutes before we were ready to eat.
This is a huge amount of food and fed about 20 people with leftovers. You’ll need a large pot for cooking over the fire, or you can make it in batches.
To order your own shipment of Louisiana Crawfish, head over to their website and select Live Crawfish/ Fedex Delivery. You can select the date that you want them delivered and they will ship them overnight so you receive them fresh and ready to go. Just make sure the day you have them delivered is the day you plan to cook them for best results.
You can also adjust our recipe above and add ingredients you want to include or take out things you don’t like. It’s very easy to adjust it to your preference!
Have you ever had crawfish or hosted a Crawfish Boil? I’d love to hear! We’re planning another one soon and I’d love more ideas and suggestions!