HOME > Chowhound > Prairie Provinces >

Discussion

Crawfish in the YYC?

  • 12
  • Share

Anyone ever seen crawfish -fresh or frozen- in Calgary?

Tks

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
Posting Guidelines | FAQs | Feedback
Cancel
  1. I believe I've seen frozen tails once in Co-op. Other than that, never. I once tried to see what it would take to have BIllingsgate bring some in, but I couldn't commit to whatever quantity it was that they wanted at the time.

    If you get a line on some, please let me know

    4 Replies
    1. re: tex_in_yyc

      Tex, found some at http://www.cityfish.ca/ in the NE.

      3lb whole frozen cajun seasoned for $21.

      1lb tail meat frozen @ $13.

      1. re: Scary Bill

        Well done!

        Will they sell to us mere commoners? I see they are a wholesaler...

        Also, what do you suppose they mean by "whole frozen, cajun seasoned"? Boiled and then frozen? or raw, seasoned and we boil them ourselves?

        Could have a pretty good weekend if I can have a crawfish boil and some beer to wash it all back with.. otherwise, it might just be crawfish etouffe on the menu....

        1. re: tex_in_yyc

          Commoners are welcome AFAIK. Didn't ask. I have found that wholesalers in Alberta have no problen selling to anyone, though sometimes you have to buy , for instance, a whole elk loin, or the like. In Ontario where I came from, wholesalers would not sell retail because of the PST exemption that licensed retailers get, and the need to provide a registration #.

          The whole spiced are cooked I believe. I'm pretty sure the tail meat is also. But hey, commoners can't be choosers, I'll take what they got.

        2. re: Scary Bill

          SB thank you so much...I have been on a search for crawfish for a few years and could never pin down a supplier that could commit at a decent price. I also looked into flying them up live from Houston....$$$$!!! Although this will never replace dollar buckets at Sams Boat in H-Town it might be a close second....YIPPEE!!

      2. added to database:

        -----
        City Fish
        3515 27 St NE #8, Calgary, AB T1Y 5E4, CA

        1 Reply
        1. re: rosetown

          I love City Fish. My friend used to be a meat manager at a local grocery so he told me that they will actually do retail! I went there and got fresh crab. I brought my cooler, and they took me too the back and I got to pick out my crabs. So delicious! In the fall I went back and got a very large bass for a BBQ and that was great too.

          -----
          City Fish
          3515 27 St NE #8, Calgary, AB T1Y 5E4, CA

        2. Another ty from me, I've been looking for crawfish for a looong time, thx.

          1. OK all, just got back from City Fish, got 3 pounds of crawdaddies. They are large and look great, 10-15 to the pound. The person who helped me was really welcoming.
            A couple things: the price for the 3 lb is $25. The $21 was wholesale and they did honour that price this time, but not in the future. The Crawdads are from China, wild caught, and Cajun seasoned.
            They do not have a price list for the commoners because they are wholesale.

            -----
            City Fish
            3515 27 St NE #8, Calgary, AB T1Y 5E4, CA

            3 Replies
            1. re: Scary Bill

              You have to let us know how you serve them up and how they taste.... I wait in great anticipation on this one...

              1. re: tex_in_yyc

                I used to deal with City Fish quite a bit when I was working at the Bayou and Cajun Charlies and I can tell you that the crawfish tails you're talking about are a good product. Of course having fresh live crawdaddies to use would be better, but they certainly are very hard to get in this city.

                -----
                City Fish
                3515 27 St NE #8, Calgary, AB T1Y 5E4, CA

                1. re: tex_in_yyc

                  The crawfish were enjoyed by all. The spicing is fairly mild Cajun, so good for a crowd. The recommended preparation was steaming for 2-3 minutes which we did.
                  Next time I would change the preparation by steaming for 2 minutes then putting into a pan with 1-2 tablespoons of hot oil with a bit more Cajun spice already stirred in, then stir the crawfish to coat and serve. This is how I liked them at a restaurant I used to go to.
                  They come vacuum sealed so they were in very good condition. They are 10-15 to a pound, so large by my experience, in fact some of the claws were large enough to dig the meat from.