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Jan 10, 2009 08:20 AM

Triangle crawfish source

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

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  1. 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

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

      1. re: dbird

        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.

      2. 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 - 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

          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

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

            1. re: kizil

              Whole Foods also has the frozen tails.

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