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Live crawfish

HallsWay Jan 8, 2013 06:54 PM

Has anyone seen live crawfish available for sale? Would love to buy 20-25 for a get together Im having next week but I have not seen any live ones available.

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    Jenny Ondioline Jan 8, 2013 07:51 PM

    Sorry, but in 11 years, I've not once seen live crawfish here, and most of the frozen crawfish are the little inferior ones from Asia.

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    1. re: Jenny Ondioline
      eatanddestroy Jan 9, 2013 03:12 PM

      When they are in season, you can find live ones at a few of the Vietnamese markets in Dorchester. I think that they are in season sometime in or around May.

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      krazykid Jan 8, 2013 08:47 PM

      You can get them shipped from Louisiana. I was told that one of the seafood distributors by the waterfront can get them for you too. I think they're barely in season though.

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        Pegmeister Jan 9, 2013 04:07 AM

        Cajun grocer, an online site, carries them. However, their website indicates they are not in season

        1. C. Hamster Jan 9, 2013 08:10 AM

          Maybe call the crawfish restaurant on Adams St in Dot?

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          1. re: C. Hamster
            Prav Jan 9, 2013 03:47 PM

            I've heard that place (Brother's) uses frozen. They didn't taste all that fresh when I had 'em. :(

          2. CapeCodGuy Jan 9, 2013 09:34 AM

            20-25 live select crawfish is around two pounds. That's enough to feed one person, or perhaps two light eaters.

            As others have said though, they are out of season so you won't find any anywhere anyway.

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            1. re: CapeCodGuy
              HallsWay Jan 9, 2013 07:46 PM

              i forgot to add the "lbs" to the end of that. i meant 20-25lbs =]

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              FoodArt Jan 9, 2013 01:31 PM

              Go to Wulfs Fish Market. I know he can get them but there is a minimum on the weight, which I believe is 10#

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              1. re: FoodArt
                HallsWay Jan 9, 2013 07:47 PM

                awesome, thank you

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