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How to eat a crawfish properly?

Asked by Lynn , Last updated: Apr 05, 2022

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Barry Mclean

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Barry Mclean, Sales Manager, MBA, Ewa

Answered Aug 13, 2020

Before you start eating crayfish, you might need to control yourself because eating it might look complicated, and you might not know the right way to go about it. The first thing you will need to do is to remove the head and tail of the crayfish.

Put the head directly into your mouth and try to suck the juice out of it. You will also need to crack and remove the tail's shell. Doing this will allow you to eat the tail meat. I'm pretty sure you wouldn't want to waste any part of the crayfish. What this means is that there are some parts of the crayfish that look very small.

For instance, you may not want to disturb yourself with their claws, but you can simply suck them to derive their juices. However, there are other crayfish with larger claws. What this means is that you shouldn't make the mistake of sucking their claws alone, there are also pieces of meat in them.

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Anika Nicole

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Answered Aug 12, 2020

You may look at the crawfish and wonder what you can eat from it. It somewhat looks like a shrimp, but there are some differences that are available. The meat that you can find on the crawfish comes from the tail.
A. Pinch the tail of the crawfish so that you can squeeze out the meat.
B. Get the meat from the crawfish.
C. You can go to the next crawfish and do the same thing so that you can feel full after eating.
There are some people who would need to eat a lot of crawfish so that they will feel full after. The flavor of the crawfish is highly similar to that of a shrimp.

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G. Roland

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Answered Aug 12, 2020

Crawfish is a popular type of seafood that is eaten in Louisiana. It can be eaten by itself or in boils with crabs, shrimp, potatoes, and corn. Some people are leery of crawfish because they do not know how to eat it.

However, it is not as hard as one may think. The first step to eating crawfish is to remove the head from the tail. For those brave enough, they can suck the juices from the head of the crawfish.

If not, a person can discard it. From there, a person should crack the shell of the crawfish and devein it. Then, eat the meat that is in the tail. The last step is to suck the claw, which has juices and meat.

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J. Shatner

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Answered Aug 12, 2020

A crawfish may look complicated to eat, all you just have to do it to start consuming it properly so you can enjoy it. Speaking of the Louisianans, they know that there is more to eating a crawfish than simply getting the meat.

There are different ways to eat crawfish properly. here are some tips you have to follow first

1. First, you have to remove the head from the tail by pinching the head with two fingers with one hand and hold the tail with your other hand
2. Place the open part of the head between the lips to be able to suck the juice
3. Crack the tail shell
4. Devein the crawfish
5. Eat the tail meat first and then suck all the claws

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