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Triangle crawfish source

ksherk Jan 10, 2009 08:20 AM

I was pondering making a mardi gras dinner of crawfish etouffe. Does anyone know if anyone fishmonger around here sells crawfish?

  1. romansperson Jan 20, 2009 04:37 PM

    I've gotten the frozen tails from Harris Teeter (usually located by the seafood counter) and found them to be very flavorful - every bit as good as what I got in New Orleans. I make etouffee at home several times a year, and so far I've been very pleased with the results - more so than any restaurant here at which I've tried this dish.

    I've also had good luck with other things from www.cajungrocer.com - I know they sell live crawfish, though I've not ordered any myself. If you can't find any live here, give 'em a try.


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    1. re: romansperson
      ksherk Jan 25, 2009 10:49 AM

      My dad suggested cajungrocer too (also delighted in pointing out the football-shaped/Superbowl-themed turducken they are currently carrying). After I wrote, I discovered that Whole Foods also carries them frozen, and that's what I went with. (I also discovered that crawfish etouffee is easy and delicious!)

      Good to know about the local live source tho...maybe I should throw a party this summer...

      1. re: ksherk
        kizil Feb 13, 2009 09:28 AM

        Tom Robinson has frozen crayfish tails, as of this week.

        1. re: kizil
          LulusMom Apr 25, 2009 08:12 AM

          Whole Foods also has the frozen tails.

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      dbird Jan 19, 2009 04:19 PM

      ask Tom Robinson

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      1. re: dbird
        LBD Jan 19, 2009 04:33 PM

        I asked him about crawfish sometime last year and he just doesn't like dealing with them.

        Capital Seafood across from the Farmers Market usually has a steady supply of live ones when they are in season but they buy from a NC crawfish farm so the season starts a bit later that Louisiana crawfish. I have seen ones from LA at Earp's in Raleigh a few times but not in awhile and quality was inconsistant.

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        winedine Jan 11, 2009 04:16 AM

        I have gotten live crawfish at Grand Asia Oriental store at South Hills mall in Cary, by the Walnut street, Buck Jones rd interchange. I have not been there in a few months, but we are coming into season for them.

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        1. re: winedine
          ksherk Jan 11, 2009 02:44 PM

          Hey, I was just going to be satisfied with frozen tails, but fresh live is something else! Thanks!

          1. re: ksherk
            laurenlulu Apr 24, 2009 05:30 PM

            Walmart sells frozen tails.

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