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Live Crawfish finds and price check for 2012

So far this season, I have heard the crawfish are smaller and a tad expensive and from what I have seen they may be right. This will change as the season matures though. I know HEB is waiting a little longer to put their orders in for live bags and by the pound orders because of size and quality.

I went to Cypress Grill off William Cannon for their Crawfish Tuesday boil and was not disappointed. Very full and tasty. I do prefer to boil my own at home though.

Where have you found live crawfish so far? What was their size? Price?

I don't throw huge parties worthy of a 15 or 30 pound bag so I look for "by the pound" sales. The few HEB's around my house usually have large tables of live crawfish to pick your own from this time of year. I hope to have many small boils of those tasty mudbugs. Stuffed, located up north on 620, has great Andouille sausage for your boils.

Keep posting your finds here throughout the 2012 season. Enjoy!

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  1. Saw this on Quality Seafood's site yesterday:

    We have live crawfish boiled in house for $6.99/lb every Thursday from 6 - 9pm in the restaurant. To reserve live crawfish from our retail market, call 512.454.5828. Orders must be placed by Wed. at 8 p.m. for Thurs. - Sat. pick up. The current retail price is $3.99/lb, and the minimum purchase is one sack (approximately 30 lb).

    It seems a little pricey considering that you have to buy about 30lbs worth, but I guess when you think about it.... that's not a ton of money to feed maybe 15-20 of your friends. I'm into hearing more options out there, whoever's got em.

    1. I saw them at the Fiesta on Stassney last weekend. Didn't pay attention to the price or size.

      1. i'm jealous-- none of the HEBs up my way (NW) sell live crawfish.

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        1. re: dinaofdoom

          The Volente HEB Plus (Anderson Mill & 620) is advertising live crawfish this weekend. I'm hoping they'll have a crawfish boil going out front like they've done for crabs in the past.

          1. re: verily

            HEB is doing boiling demos at all stores Saturday & Sunday at 11AM. Live (by the sack) is $1.40/lb or less than a sack for $2.49/lb

        2. HEB in Pflugerville has live crawfish.

          1. That's great to hear on Quality Seafood. I checked earlier in the week and they were $4.49/lb. I also checked Stuffed on 620 and they were $4.20/lb.