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Indulge in the Crawfish Madness at Waterfront Gulf Shores Restaurants

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Mudbugs, crawdads, crayfish— crawfish are called by several different names, but one thing’s always true for these tasty crustaceans: they are incredibly tasty, especially when eaten at Gulf Shores restaurants located right in the water. Few things can top freshly-cooked crawfish, shared with your loved ones, while you’re enjoying your vacation down south.


Dig in with Your Hands

Eating boiled crawfish is not for the dainty. Expect this to be a full-contact eating experience, so prepare to bring in your bib and your appetite. To get the most out of each crawfish, you need to use your hands, which makes it easier and more fun to peel, crack, and such those crustaceans so you can get every single succulent bite.

Pick up your crawfish, then crack or twist off its head. Then, peel off the first three segments with a few tugs. Snap the tail against its natural curl. By this point, almost all of the meat will have been loosened from the shell, so enjoy it all by sucking on the body and getting all that juicy meat.

Other Crawfish Preparations

Not yet ready for the full crawfish experience? Established restaurants in Gulf Shores, AL are sure to have equally-tasty crawfish dishes on the menu.

A crawfish po’boy, for instance, is a filling meal of sautéed or fried crawfish sandwiched inside a New Orleans French loaf. If you’d like something a bit lighter, you can opt to have your crawfish in a seafood salad. Depending on how the restaurant serves it up, you might find chunks of blackened, grilled, or fried crawfish in there, on a bed of crisp greens and juicy cucumber and tomatoes. Furthermore, crawfish tails are a great way to enjoy this seafood without too much work. These tails are a popular Cajun treat, often fried and spicy to wake up your taste buds.

Nutrients from Crawfish

Finally, there’s no need to feel guilty with a crawfish meal. In terms of nutritional content, just a three-ounce serving of these succulent seafood are enough to fill 10% of your needed daily intake of Vitamin B6, B12, iron, and phosphorous. Not only is meal of crawfish amazingly delicious, but it’ll also help give you the energy you need to enjoy the rest of what the gorgeous Gulf Shores has to offer.


Holloway's tips on how to eat crawfish like a pro (video, photos), al.com

How To Eat Boiled Crawfish, southernliving.com