Fresh Louisiana Crawfish Tails are always in demand. Louisiana
Crawfish Tails are best purchased during the crawfish season and
usually toward the end, around May. You won't usually find fresh
crawfish tails frozen here in Louisiana during the season. Grocers
and seafood retailers will have them iced down. When you
see FROZEN crawfish tail meat in the store OUT OF SEASON, it's most
likely Chinese crawfish... we're getting enough trash from there...
do what you have to do, I'm not buying them... I don't care how cheap
Here's a little tip when buying, fresh Louisiana
crawfish tail meat.
I normally buy it to throw in the freezer for future use. Before
I put it in the freezer I divide the tails my manipulating the
package to divide each one in half. I don't ever open the package
though. I do this because I don't always need a whole pound of
Just use your fingers to push the meat away from the center. Then
fold the package in half and freeze it folded.
Below is a package that I did that too, pulled it from the
freezer and unfolded it. You can plainly see the center has no meat
Now, simply take a pair of kitchen shears and cut the package in
Now you have two 1/2 pound packs of crawfish. Just wrap the
remaining crawfish in plastic wrap and put it back in the freezer.
Now go make an omelet or dip!
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