Many Frisco Relocation residents find a spring tradition that is unique to the south called Crawfish Season. Crawfish season is now in full swing here in the Frisco Texas metroplex. Every weekend, you find that everyone is enjoying the nice weather with cozy outdoor crawfish boils with friends, family, and neighbors at home. Whether you decide to cook them on your own or head out to a restaurant to eat them, crawfish "mudbugs" can be found just anywhere you look.
For those who decide to cook on their own at home, live crawfish can be bought at Vietnamese grocery stores such as Carrollton Super Market, Hiep Thai, or Truong Nguyen. They can also be found at chain stores such as Kroger's, Fiesta, and Tom Thumb.
For those who decide to go eat at a restaurant, restaurants in or close to Frisco who have "mudbugs" are Nate's Seafood, Aw Shuck's, Pappadeaux, Boiling Pots, Tasty Tails, Razzoo's, and the Shell Shack.
Welcome to Frisco, TX and enjoy the crawfish season tradition!
Here is an excellent crawfish recipe for you if you decide to cook at home
Cajun Style Crawfish Recipe
Serves 5-6 people.
:: Ingredients ::
5 lbs. of tiger shrimp
2 heads of fresh garlic (used pre-peeled garlic from Trader Joes)
1 stick of unsalted butter (some suggest more, but I saw enough build up of butter on the shirmp)
2 tsp. Louisiana Cajun Hot Sauce (add more to taste if you like it spicy)
2 tsp. Old Bay
2 tsp. lemon pepper
2 tsp. paprika
2 tsp. cayenne pepper
Optional but recommended:
4 ears of sweet white corn into halves
1 package of your choice of sausage (used spicy chicken sausage from the deli)
6 red potatoes or yellow potatoes
Directions to cook shrimp:
Clean shrimp. I usually remove the whiskers and sharp point on head.
Cut 1 lemon into quarters, squeeze juice and drop into boiling water.
Throw shrimp in batches into boiling water for 2-3 minutes, until pink.
Drain and toss into sauce.
How to make the whole shabang sauce:
Melt 1 stick of butter in a pan on medium heat.
Throw in diced garlic in melted butter.
Carefully mix seasonings with the melted butter and mix well.
Keep on low heat. Toss shrimp and mix well until shrimp is covered with sauce.
Serve in a large tray. Remember to use newspapers as table covering to avoid any spills or stains!