Shipped both live and in frozen soft-shell form, these “crawdads” are loved well beyond those famous Cajun cookouts in the Louisiana Bayou.
Crawfish are the rarest of seafood: admired by the refined palate of the gourmand, they’re just as comfortable as the star of a cajun crawfish boil — down in Louisiana, of course.
With Louisiana being the spiritual home of the crawfish, its Red Swamp variety is the most well-known in America. But there’s a catch — the Red Swamp season is painfully short.
So, rather than make you go without, we’ve found two stunning alternatives to the famous Red Swamp that can easily compete for the palate of any crawdad lover — giving you that clean, sweet flavor only fresh, well-caught crawfish can offer.
Virtually unknown, even to food professionals, a “cousin” of the red swamp crawfish is...
The green “Signal” crawfish is the rarest species of crawfish in North America.