# Frequent question: How many quarts does it take to boil a sack of crawfish?

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## How much water does it take to boil a sack of crawfish?

Instructions: Place the cooking pot with its basket on the propane burner and fill with 11 gallons of water, about halfway. This should be about the right amount of water to protect against spillage when the potatoes or crawfish are added later.

## How long does it take to boil a sack of crawfish?

Place the lid on the pot and set propane burner on high. Bring water boil. When the pot begins to steam, set a timer for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, remove lid.

## How much water do you need for 30 pounds of crawfish?

The rule of thumb for pot size is a 2:1 quart to pound ratio. If you never did well on the math section of the SAT, that means a 60 quart pot will cook 30 pounds of crawfish.

## How do you boil 30 pounds of crawfish?

Add onions, celery and garlic to pot and bring to a boil. It takes about 20-30 minutes (with the right burner) to get the water and seasoning mix to a hard rolling boil. Add crawfish into the boil and stir, also softly folding the mixture with the wooden paddle for about 5 minutes, it will die down and will simmer.

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## How many gallons of water are in a sack of crawfish?

It is possible to fit a whole sack (40 or so Lbs) of crawfish into an 80 quart pot at one time.

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## How do you clean crawfish before boiling?

Wash crawfish thoroughly with running water, removing any that are crushed. Fill a large pot with enough water to cover crawfish. Add powdered seasoning mix to the water. One pound of powdered crawfish boil will cook approximately 15 pounds of crawfish.

## How long do you let crawfish soak?

Place the crawfish in the strained basket and lower into the boiling/cook pot. As soon as it reaches a boil (about 5-10 min) start a timer for 3 min. Remove the strainer basket from the boiling pot and lower it into the soaking pot (water temp should be around 160 degrees). Soak the crawfish for 20 min.

## How much seasoning is in a sack of crawfish?

Add your boiled crawfish and then add another layer of seasoning on top. Make sure that you do it in increments, typically 1 pound of seasoning for every 15 pounds of crawfish. Close your ice chest and shake it to thoroughly mix everything together.

## How do you make juicy crawfish?

The secret to great crawfish is not boiling the crustaceans, but instead poaching them in hot water, allowing them to soak up seasonings as they finish cooking. Costanza and McCusker brought the covered pot of water and seasonings to a hard rolling boil, which took 15 to 20 minutes.

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## How do you boil shrimp and crawfish together?

Add the crawfish, cover again and cook 10 minutes. Add the shrimp and stir to combine. Cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes more. Carefully strain the seafood, sausage and vegetables and serve on a large table covered with newspaper.

## How do you soak crawfish?

Allow the crawfish to soak for 20 – 30 minutes to add spiciness. When the crawfish are starting to drop in the water you know they are soaking up those spices. If you soak them too long the crawfish will turn into mush. Dump the crawfish and fixins on a table and tell your friends and family to gather around!

## Should you purge crawfish?

One thing to remember is that crawfish are also called crawfish mud-bugs. The cardinal rule is to purge and thoroughly wash the crawfish before boiling them. Pour the sack of live crawfish in a plastic children’s pool, large tub, or a large ice chest.

## How many pieces of crawfish are in a pound?

We think a good answer is between 25 and 30. But remember, if they’re running small the count could be as high as 50, and if the mudbugs are big, you might need only 12 or 16 to make a pound!