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just curious, what other additions (proteins) do you add to crawfish,shrimp and crab boils. I know everyone adds sausage to the boils but anything else? I have added a pork loin to the water and it came out great. Anyone tried catfish filets?
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I've never tried it personally, but it think catfish filets would fall apart in a boil. A few things I've tried as far as proteins is Mickey Browns Hot Tamale's, Hot Dogs,Deer Sausage, Whole Chickens,Eggs, Cocktail Weenies, and Oysters in the shell. They all came out good. Good Luck!
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We have put live oysters into the boil water after crawfish and shrimp, brought water back to a boil and turned it off. THe oysters crack open a bit and get some real good flavor. Since they are in the boil the texture is almost the same as raw. I ate ham that was done after crawfish. They left it in the water about 2 hours ater bringing it back to a boil. It was very good too. We have also put fish fillets in the water wrapped up in cheese cloth.
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   JB
GOT TO HAVE GARLIC CLOVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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   jfont51
Got to put in mushrooms.
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   Salty1
save sheephead they are greatttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt
in the boil
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I've had oranges, lemons, garlic, mushrooms, rouses sausages, turkey necks in the pot with seafood. It's all good!!! Wanna try the sheepshead, sounds like it would be good!
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Greenbeans, cauliflower, mushrooms,corn....
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this is south louisiana, we have the best eating food in the world!! there ain't no better eating in the world as south louisiana!! when you are boiling, any kind of meat, seafood or any kind of vegetable, man, just throw it in the pot!!! guaranteed, it will be great!!!!!!!!! and don't fotget the celery, if you like celery, some good!!!!!! and everything all these guys and gals are telling you is true too!! WHAT DO YOU THINK CHEFRON-T?????????
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   cajunbob
By all means don't forget to add Smoked Ham Hocks to your boil.

At times we have had Smoked Ham Hocks, corn and potatoes and garlic. Boil those with crab boil and sit back with a few beers and enjoy yourself
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I like to add bell peppers also.
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   NO_LIMIT
Sweet potatoes & artichoke hearts in a pop top can (poke holes in the can)
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   BIRD DOG
I really like to boil oysters.We also put oranges in every pot we boil.
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   coon-ass
Like the rednecks say "Dont for get the mustard!!"
they mix the mustard on after they boil the crawfish
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   e-man (R)
Get a canned ham and punch holes in the can and throw it in the boil. Great sliced ham for sammies.
Boil some eggs and peel. throw them in the boil while soaking the crawfish. great for crawfish potatoe salad.
Weirdest thing i ever saw in a crawfish boil was TURNIPS
They were boiled w/ the crafish traters and corn.
She took em out the boil and mashed em . made like mashed taters w/ lots of butter and salt / pepper. Great stuff
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Whole head of cabbage. I dont evn like cabbage but when you put it in the boil it makes it goooood
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Baby carrots and sweet potatoe
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Chicken drummettes, hot links, ballpark cheese weiners, boudin, turkey sausage,
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I do not like greasy, slimy seafood. So, I never add meat to the pot while my seafood is in the pot. But, I do love meats boiled in seafood-boil.

It is very easy to boil any meats after the crawfish, crabs or shrimp are done.

Sheepshead, black drum etc. wrapped in a cheese cloth, added to the pot at the moment you turn off the fire, makes the best fish cakes!

Red and yellow bell peppers are fully ripe at these colors and taste fantastic when added to the soak.

Peanuts take a while to boil. I let them soak for at least an hour. They are my favorite non-meat in a boil. I usually boil six or seven pounds, refrigerate them and snack for days afterward.

Mussels are kinda cheap. Into a bowl, I melt some butter, add a little of the boil water, then add some mashed garlic from the boil . Then, I swish the steamed and slightly open mussels thru this mixture. This is some good stuff! Get crazy with the boiled garlic!! Dipping some hot french bread into this mixture ain't bad either.
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   keakar
like bigoledude mentioned adding meat to the boil turns whats in it to a different flavor and taste so be aware.

non fatty meats are ok like hot dogs and such but anything with fatty content in the meat is best to be cooked seperately or after the seafood is out.

as to what goes good in crab boil seasoning, hell ... everything, if you eat it then it tastes good in crab boil lol.

strange as it sounds even steaks are good boiled in crab boil (but they can be a little tough depending on the quality of meat so lesser quality of meats should be cubed like stew meats
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   jls
Hmmmmm the Kitchen Sink Too lol.........we've added Turnips,Brussel Sprouts,Cabbage,Mushroom,Turkey Necks,Brocolli
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   jls
Catfish would Cook to pieces woulden even Attempt it
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   cowboycjn
Well not so much for just eating there on the spot, but as someone else mentioned, filet some sheepshead or drum. Place about 2 lbs of fillets in cheese cloth - tie so it doesn't come out and place a few of these fish packages into the crawfish boil water. Bring to a full boil and let sit about 5-6 minutes then fish them out of the water to cool. This (fish meat) can now be used in any regular crabmeat mix to make stuffed crabs or rolled into balls and coated with flour with a light fry to brown them off and they taste just like crab meat with that crawfish flavored water.
Some people have made the statement that many resturants do this to substitute for expensive crab meat in their stuffed crabs served.
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if it can be eaten, throw it in the pot!!!!
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   KNOTSANE
After the boil, I like to add a little more seasoning and throw in a couple of pounds of turkey necks. A few hours after the crawfish are gone and the sudden hunger hits you, beer and spicy turkey necks are awesome. They actually have a good bit of meat on them.
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   sigen925
A whole cleaned pineapple, after the fire for the soak. Weirdest thing ever, but very good
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   ken321
Caught a large Buffalo fish and after the boil was over added it to re boiled water until cooked.

First cut the head off and gutted it (need an ax for the head cutting). Butterflied it out and did not remove the scales then added it to the boiling water. After cooked placed on the table scales down and everyone ate the tender ribs. No one ate the crawfish until the buffalo was gone.
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   sigen925
we always did it with Sheepshead. It was always good
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deer tamales
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