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at which store can i find frozen crawfish tails? nova

xoeskie Apr 13, 2009 12:39 PM

I've tried a couple of International markets looking for crawfish tails. No luck! None of the general supermarkets have them. I'm in Alexandria.. any help is appreciated

Will travel for crawfish tails! :) i want to make some crawfish ettoufe

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    Stiles Apr 27, 2009 10:45 AM

    I got em at either the Harris Teeter in Pentagon Row or the Whole Foods in Falls Church.

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      leslielj Apr 21, 2009 11:56 AM

      I am pretty sure that the Harris Teeter on Duke Street in Alexandria has them in the case near their seafood counter.

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      1. re: leslielj
        beauxgoris Apr 25, 2009 09:08 PM

        Saw them tonight at Whole Foods.

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        crystalginger Apr 20, 2009 11:34 AM

        Not quite crawfish, but Trader Joe's has frozen langoustine tails. They're about the same size. Sorry it's not exactly what you're looking for but it might work in a pinch!

        1. alkapal Apr 16, 2009 05:59 AM

          you've seen the current thread on louisiana cooking? it mentions a big ol' crawfish feast in may, fyi. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6093...

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            justaddwater Apr 13, 2009 02:41 PM

            Balducci's in Old Town has them, saw them there this past weekend. Unsure of origin. I've only had them once (not from here, brought to me by a relative from Louisiana) and was not pleased, they don't take to being frozen.

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            1. re: justaddwater
              Moonpie Apr 13, 2009 07:28 PM

              Wegman's usually has them. 1 pound package for appx $9

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                beauxgoris Apr 13, 2009 07:58 PM

                Wegmans usually has them. If you don't see them out ask for them. Often they're "in the back".

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                  MTP Apr 14, 2009 01:06 PM

                  the problem is that these are typically chinese tails--less flavorful than the original.

                  1. re: MTP
                    cfoodie Apr 16, 2009 10:22 AM

                    I've had Chinese bugs that were very flavorful. Problem is, not sure what was used to raise them, the pollution in the water, the ingredients they add are they FDA approved...etc. If they can put stuff in milk to poison their kids, think of what they would do to the other stuff.

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              malveaux Apr 13, 2009 12:46 PM

              Try Slavin's, just off 395 at Glebe (turn right). Their catalog lists live crawfish so I guess their little store in front probably has what you want. Crawfish are often available at the DC Waterfront but I only recall seeing whole, cooked ones there.


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