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Leftover Crawfish Tails Recipes

Holly Clegg - Sunday, May 05, 2019

Leftover Crawfish Tails From Crawfish Boils

If you live in an area where this time of year  people are always having crawfish boils, sometimes you are lucky enough to have leftovers from the crawfish boil.  Next, you have to find someone really nice (like my husband) to peel all those leftover crawfish.  There's nothing tastier than the perfectly seasoned crawfish tails peeled from a boil.  Of course, you have all the extra condiments which I created the best and my most popular Crawfish Boil Potato Salad. Now, no worries if you don't have crawfish boil leftovers.  Remember, you can always find peeled Louisiana crawfish tails in  a bag at your store, fresh or frozen.

Can You Freeze Crawfish Tails?

Crawfish tails freeze great!  In fact, during crawfish season is the time to stock up on your pre-packaged Louisiana crawfish tails as they are a good price this time of year. I keep crawfish tails frozen year round to whip up a quick and my most popular Crawfish Etouffee recipe. Crawfish makes the best last minute dinner as my recipes are with everyday ingredients you have on hand and just add the tails and dinner is done!  Now, when someone peels me crawfish tails leftover from a boil, I use those immediately and don't freeze them.  I actually prepare to use these delectable treasures in a non-cooking crawfish recipe to highlight the deliciousness of these seasoned tails.  My Crawfish Remoulade whips up as an entree salad or one of my favorites is to include them in my Crawfish Cakes as this recipe is all about the tails! Don't forgot about the best Crawfish Potato Salad in the world and that uses all the leftover condiments.


Leftover Louisiana Crawfish Tails Don't Need A Recipe

You can use them in this fabulous and simple Crawfish Remoulade but actually, leftover crawfish tails have versatility.  You can toss them on a salad, put them in a wrap or even top a pizza.  You might have some favorite ways to use these leftover gems and I would love to hear about them.  I am always looking for new, fun ideas how to use your crawfish tails.  The hardest part is to find leftovers from the crawfish boil because usually we never have them.