Grilled Crawfish with Spicy Butter

Courtesy Hoffman Media

Grilling fresh crawfish imparts a smoky flavor that’s irresistible paired with spicy butter.
Cook/Prep Time: 30 MinutesServings: 4


6 Tbsp. kosher salt
4 lbs. live crawfish2 cups butter, softened
2 Tbsp. Cajun seasoning, such as Slap Ya Mama


Fill a large pan with water. Add kosher salt, and bring to a boil over high heat. Add crawfish, and cook about 1 minute. Transfer crawfish to a large ice bath.
With a sharp knife, cut through shell on belly side the entire length of crawfish. Remove vein, and remove sack behind eyes in head. Rinse crawfish thoroughly, removing any remaining sediment.
In a medium bowl, combine butter and Cajun seasoning, and beat at medium-high speed with a mixer until smooth and creamy. Cover, and refrigerate up to 3 days.
Spray grill basket with nonstick nonflammable cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°). Place crawfish in grill basket, and grill, shaking basket occasionally, until shell turns bright red and meat is cooked through, about 6 minutes. In a small saucepan, melt butter mixture over medium-high heat. Serve melted butter with crawfish.

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