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CRAWFISH BOIL CLEANUP

WHAT DO I NEED FOR HOSTING CRAWFISH BOILS?

Use our handy crawfish checklist to make sure you have all the supplies you need for killer crawfish boils.

These quick-check lists help you ensure that you have the right food, service essentials, and entertainment to make your warm weather entertaining cool and collected.

SHOPPING LIST FOR COOKING CRAWFISH
  • 3 to 5 pounds of crawfish per person, for an average eater
  • Large ice chest with drain for crawfish storage
  • Ice packs or loose ice in bags
  • Large crawfish boil pot with strainer
  • Crawfish cooker
  • Propane for crawfish table
  • Crawfish or crab boil seasoning
  • Crawfish accessories – stirring paddles and heat-resistant gloves are a must!
  • Any other fruit, meat or veggies you want to add, including these classics:
    • Red or baby potatoes
    • Corn on the cob, cut (frozen or raw)
    • Onion
    • Garlic
  • Other suggested Louisiana or Lowcountry boil ingredients:
    • Bay leaves
    • Hot sauce, peppers or cayenne pepper
    • Blue crabs, shrimp, oysters, clams
    • Andouille or spicy sausage
    • Celery
    • Lemons or oranges
WHAT YOU NEED TO SERVE AND EAT CRAWFISH
  • Large folding tables (with or without benches)
  • Enough folding chairs for everyone
  • Newspaper, butcher paper or plastic tablecloths for easy cleanup
  • Small buckets or trash bins for shells
  • Bibs, wet wipes, and paper towels – it's about to get messy!
  • Crawfish bread – any flaky, crusty, crunchy bread served in thick slices
  • Bowls for dipping sauces, including:
    • Melted butter
    • Cocktail sauce
    • Hot sauce

    Academy has a large selection of outdoor living folding tables and chairs, patio furniture, canopies, accessories and more.