Crawfish season in Shreveport-Bossier
Prepare your taste buds for the spicy, savory goodness of Louisiana as crawfish season dawns each spring.
Attend our annual celebration of mudbugs, music and more during Mudbug Madness Festival, each Memorial Day weekend at Festival Plaza in Shreveport. This popular event includes a festive mix of renowned Cajun, zydeco, blues and jazz artists, mouth-watering Cajun cuisine, contests and more fun for all ages.
But if you’re craving crawfish before then, there are a number of places in Shreveport-Bossier City to enjoy the juicy lobster-like crustaceans boiled to perfection with red potatoes and seasoned corn cobs for an authentic Louisiana fare.
Start at Shaver’s Crawfish & Catering at 270 Ockley Drive in Shreveport. Owner Robert Shaver can tell you plenty about crawfish. His business is the official crawfish source for Mudbug Madness. Also in Shreveport, Crawdaddy's Kitchen, 9370 Mansfield Rd.m takes pride in serving authentic Cajun dishes in a festive, casual atmosphere.
Just outside of Bossier City, Crawfish Palace, off Highway 80 in near Haughton, allows you an up-close view of the crawfish boil experience. Once you've seen how it's done, take a seat at one of the restaurants indoor picnic-style tablesand feast on crawfish, gumbo and other delicious delicacies. Find more about dining in Shreveport-Bossier on our website www.Shreveport-Bossier.org.
How to eat crawfish?
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• Grab the crawfish head with one hand and grab the tail with the other.• Gently squeeze the tail end of the body, near the area where it connects with the head. • Hold the head steady and gently, while twisting the tail. • When the meaty end has separated from the head, peel away the top, partially exposed part of the tail, bring the tail meat to your mouth and sink your teeth in.
• If you want a genuine Cajun experience, suck the head of the crawfish to indulge in the full-flavor of spicy juices.