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Learn how to make scrumptious dishes featuring lobster, shrimp, crabs, and other delicacies of the sea with the recipes and cooking instructions in these food videos.
You Will Need
- A table
- Plates or trays
- Plenty of napkins or paper towels
- Cardboard boxes
- Fresh boiled crawfish
Cover a table with two layers of newspaper. Set out plates or trays, paper towel rolls or napkins, and place cardboard boxes or trays along the table for discarded shells.
Serve the food
Pour a large pile of freshly cooked and spiced crawfish onto each plate. Serve cooked potatoes, onions, and corn with the crawfish.
Prepare to eat
Sit down with your beverage close by, get a napkin and a bib, if you want, and grab a crawfish from the pile.
Remove the tail
Hold the head of the crawfish firmly in your left hand. Grab the tail near its base, gently twist and tug to remove the tail, and set the head aside on your plate.
Eat the tail meat
Pinch each segment of the shell along the top of the tail to make a crack along its length. Stick your thumb tip in the crack to pry apart the shell, remove the tail meat, and pop it in your mouth.
Suck the head
Pick up the head and suck out the juice.
Toss the shell
Put the remaining parts of the crawfish in the cardboard box.
Dump the waste, and wash your hands with soap and water to remove the smell and spices, which can burn your skin if they stay on too long