So you want to host a crawfish boil this spring, but aren’t sure what boiling supplies you’ll need. No problem, we’ve been doing this for a while now—so we know a thing or two about what goes into throwing the perfect crawfish boil. We decided to get all of the crawfish pros at Acadia Crawfish together to create a list of the best boiling supplies around for beginners and experts alike.


1. Burner

Unless you’re serving sushi, you’re gonna need some heat to boil your water. Us Cajuns use gas burners to heat up our pots, but the number of burners used depends on your setup.

We recommend a simple single flame burner for beginners, though you can bring your water to a boil faster with multiple jets (for an increased price, of course).


2. Pot

If you’re just getting started, there’s no need to go crazy with a crawfish pot. A simple 60-quart aluminum stockpot with a matching basket is all you need for small to medium-sized boils.

We recommend this brand for its build quality and durability. When it’s time to drain the water, you may want to have a friend standing by to help you lift the pot!


3. Hooks

Boil crawfish like the pros with custom-designed hooks perfect for grabbing and handling sacks of live crawfish. Handling large sacks of crawfish can be difficult due to their sharp claws and the awkward size of bags. With these hooks, cut fingers and spilled bags will be a thing of the past!

Of course, we have to recommend our own specially designed hooks. These bad boys are designed by crawfish pros who understand what it takes to get the job done right.


4. Gloves

Watch the pot when it’s boiling—it gets hot, hot! If you’re looking to avoid getting burned while boiling crawfish, you’re going to need the best boiling gloves around. Trust us, you don’t want to skimp on this item.

Fortunately, we stock some heavy-duty gloves that are perfect for crawfish cooking. From the grill to the pot, these heavily insulated gloves make handling hot surfaces a breeze.


5. Seasoning

If there’s one thing to know about Cajuns, it’s that we love seasoning, and there’s no sense in boiling crawfish if you’re not seasoning them (unless you want some bland mudbugs)!

There’s plenty of different ways to season crawfish, cher! Whether you’re using liquid boil for a bold kick or throwing dry seasoning on after the boil (or both!), we’ve got you covered in our online store!


6. Trays

If you’re boiling crawfish, chances are it’s for more than just you! Instead of dirtying a bunch of dishes or using flimsy disposable plates, most Cajun invest in sturdy cardboard trays to hold their mudbugs.

We recommend either some plastic trays (if you plan on boiling often), or grabbing some of our cardboard trays which are equipped with a drink or dip holder for easy eating and cleanup.


7. Crawfish

You can’t have a steak dinner without the cow, and you can’t have a crawfish boil without crawdads. With all of the setup costs and time invested in a crawfish boil, there’s nothing worse than ordering a sack of small, overpriced crawfish that hold barely any meat—and your guests are sure to think the same thing.

At Acadia Crawfish, we stock and ship only the highest-quality, locally-sourced crawfish that are hand-graded for the biggest size. You can be assured that every order will be delivered fresh and shipped on-time, that’s the Acadia Crawfish guarantee!