How much crawfish do you need for one person?

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You should plan on purchasing 3-4 pounds of live crawfish per person per meal or 1 pound of fresh or frozen tails to feed three people.
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Hopefully, crawfish, being smaller, die quicker. ... Some countries ban boiling of crustaceans alive, requiring that cooks kill the animal prior to boiling them. Apparently there's a device you can get that will shock the head of a lobster, killing it instantly, or at least rendering it unconscious.23 Apr 2019
Pour the crawfish into the cooking basket and lower the basket into the pot. Bring to a boil and cook the crawfish for 15 minutes. Turn the heat off and allow the crawfish to simmer in the liquid for an additional 15 minutes. Remove the crawfish and serve with the potatoes and corn.
Stir for 3 minutes, then rinse crawfish. Be careful not to let them purge too long. You do not want them to be dead when you add them to the boil. Throw away all crawfish that have already died (the dead crawfish should float to the top).22 Feb 2017
Why? Because they're boiling the same live ones you do and know good and well what you are getting. ... When buying crawfish already boiled, and, you discover a bunch of mushy or noticeably flakey crawfish meat, those crawfish were dead before they were boiled.
Fill a very large pot about 1/3 full with water. Add the garlic, bay leaves, dry and liquid crab boil seasonings, salt, pepper, oranges, lemons, artichokes, and potatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to a simmer, and cook for 20 minutes.
A good guideline for any crawfish boil is 3 pounds per person. However, it is important to take your guests into consideration when you place your order. For example, if your guests are big eaters, you may want to order 5 pounds for those individuals.
Crawfish are a terrific low-calorie food. Crawfish are high in protein, low in fat and contain zero carbohydrates. There are only 327 calories in one whole pound of peeled crawfish, and it takes approximately seven pounds of unpeeled crawfish to produce one pound of peeled tails.19 Jun 2018
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