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Brother's Crawfish - has anyone tried it?

Delhiwala Jul 15, 2010 06:19 AM

I saw this in a recent Zagat email:
Tucked into Dorchester’s Fields Corner (which is getting a face-lift), budget-friendly Asian-Southern fusioner Brother’s Crawfish offers Cajun-style crawfish by the pound accompanied by sides of baby corn and smoked sausage, as well as fried seafood and teriyaki dishes – all offered up in a modest storefront with glass-topped bistro tables; P.S. there’s no liquor served, but the owners are applying for a license. 272 Adams St., Dorchester; 617-265-1100

Has anyone tried this place yet?

  1. fesenjan Dec 8, 2010 11:14 AM

    Just to keep things in the same thread.... finally made it to Brothers' today for lunch and it was pretty fantastic. It's a small place, storefront, maybe 5-6 tables. I had about a pound of the Oriental Express crawfish (butter, onion, scallion, and a lot of garlic) which came with bread to sop up the delicious sauce it was sauteed in, and with a hot dipping sauce that was complex and tasty. They now offer a sampler of all their crawfish styles mixed together, and they were touting blue crab as well (everyone I saw was having crawfish though!) Friendly and quick service. FYI, there is a parking lot for Brothers' right across the street.

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      autopi Dec 8, 2010 05:41 PM

      the crawfish was sauteed, not boiled?

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        joebloe Dec 9, 2010 10:51 PM

        No, it's not boiled. They precooked it ahead of time to store in the pan then sauteed with whatever flavoring you want so it's only lukewarm when you get it. Just saw a sign outside "buy 3lb/get 1lb free". Crawfish season is over but I was just in Cali where they served fresh crawfish for $5/lb; wonder where the live ones come from?

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          roro1831 Dec 13, 2010 04:37 AM

          Live ones may be coming from Louisiana, restaurants are already selling them boiled there. It's possible but I doubt it as I'm sure the supply is not enough to ship out, but I could be wrong.

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      roro1831 Jul 15, 2010 06:22 AM

      Interesting, as crawfish season is over. I'll keep an eye on this thread as a road trip could be in order during crawfish season if the place is worth it.

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      1. re: roro1831
        justbeingpolite Jul 15, 2010 06:27 AM

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7055...

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