The Red Crab Special – Secret to Our Recipes

The Red Crab Special – Secret to Our Recipes

Today, we bring to you the answer to the question you’ve all been waiting for. How does the Red Crab juicy seafood restaurant bring to you the best Cajun seafood in Greensboro? Well, the wait is over. Today we’re going to uncover the mysteries of the secret flavors of our most sought-after dishes.

The top-secret ingredient in our dishes is none other than the Red Crab special seasoning. Not only that, but the love that our chefs put into making these dishes is what gives them their special flavor. Other than the Red crab special seasonings and love, our chefs craft these dishes in such a way that brings out the flavors of all the ingredients. So, stay with us and find out how we do it!

Our Famous Cajun Crawfish BoilOur Famous Cajun Crawfish Boil

Amongst all of the dishes that we serve at Red Crab our Louisiana-style Cajun crawfish boil is the one most loved by all. This dish features the tantalizing Cajun spices that give the dish its signature flavor. At Red Crab we have Cajun seafood experts who have created their own spicy blend of Cajun spices which give our famous seafood boil an aromatic flavor and create a wonderful texture that leave your taste buds craving for more.

Once our customers have this amazing seafood boil, they often request for the recipe and the secret behind it. Upon continuous request from our customers Red Crab Juicy Seafood is now sharing the secret to its absolutely delicious seafood boil. What to know what makes our boil so special? Keep on reading!

What Do We Add to Our Crawfish Boil?

What Do We Add to Our Crawfish Boil?

While many individuals like to add a variety of veggies and meats to their seafood boil. At Red Crab we try to stick to the original and authentic seafood boil ingredients to give our customers the best Cajun seafood in Greensboro. When it comes to the meat options that can be incorporated to your seafood boil, you have sausage, andouille, hot dogs along with the wide variety of seafood like crawfish, shrimp, clams, mussels and crab. For veggies you can opt for, artichokes, bell peppers, and onions some seafood boil experts also prefer lemons, oranges, celery, pineapple, cauliflower, mushrooms, and broccoli too. The choice of ingredients depends solely on your preference.

At Red Crab we stick to the originals, like sausages, clams, mussels, crab, crawfish and shrimp as meat for the boil. In veggies we use bell peppers, onions, garlic, potatoes, corn and celery. Our seafood boil comes with our house special sauces. These include Cajun, lemon pepper, garlic butter and our Red Crab special sauce. When ordering you can choose the sauce according to our liking. We also offer our customers the option to pick their choice of meat and the spice level they would desire.

Purging the Crawfish

Purging the Crawfish

Now, comes the most essential part of making the perfect seafood boil, purging the crawfish! Many ask that is it really necessary to purge the crawfish? Our experts advise that it is one of the most essential steps. This will make sure that you get the perfect seafood boil. The reason behind this is that crawfish excrete waste through their gills. Therefore, it is a must that you purge them. And do not skip this step!

For this you can place the crawfish in a large container. At Red Crab we use a large ice chest with a top. You can place a board at the bottom, under one side so that it helps drain the dirty water. You can soak the crawfish in water for 2 to 3 minutes. Then pull them out and rinse them under open water till the water runs clear. Especially if you go for crawfish that are not pond-raised and you do not clean them properly you will feel your seafood boil taste different. For the best results is essential that you clean the crawfish properly.

How to tell if Crawfish has Gone Bad?

How to tell if Crawfish has Gone Bad?

To tell if the crawfish you have purchased have gone bad or are dead, notice their tails. If the tails are straight, then know that the crawfish has gone bad and is dead. Furthermore, you can also tell by pulling the head off of a cooked crawfish. When you pull the head apart from the rest of the crawfish and it looks brown and dark from the inside, the crawfish you have might be rotten. To check, smell it. If it has a funny smell that discard it as it would not be okay to consume.

Recipe For an Amazing Seafood Boil

Recipe For an Amazing Seafood Boil


6 gallons of water

1– 12 oz of crab boil

1 bag of powdered Crawfish

28 lbs of Crawfish (live)

3 pounds sausages (halved)

2 tins of mushrooms

8 lemons (halved)

6 onions (halved)

6 garlic (heads)

1 dozen of potatoes (small)

12 ears of corn (halved)

1 bunch of celery (chopped)

4 Bell Peppers (halved)

1/2 cup of salt (or to taste)

Red Crab special Cajun seasoning


Now comes the most interesting part. The cooking of the crawfish boil! With this recipe you can cook a fantastic seafood boil at home. However, if you want to get the authentic Red Crab taste of the best Cajun seafood in Greensboro then visit Red Crab for some delicious seafood boil!

To make this seafood boil we take a large pot, enough to hold the water and crawfish. Soak the crawfish in the water for 2 to 3 minutes and pull them out and rise to clean. Next, we take a boil pot and pour in it 6 gallons of water with a strainer basket kept on top. Next in, goes the liquid of the crab boil, powdered crawfish and salt. When this mixture comes to a boil. We add the and potatoes in the pot and let it cook. Once done, all of the other meat is added to the pot and boiled for 7 minutes. Next, all of the veggies go in the pot and then cooked for another 7 minutes.

Tip: when adding the corn make sure that it is not frozen. Defrost it before adding it to your pot.

Lastly, the crawfish and the Red Crab special Cajun seasoning goes in the pot. Let this mixture boil for the next 15 minutes. Once done remove from the stove and serve hot!

The secret to our Cajun seafood boil is none other than our special blend of spices! It doesn’t only make our seafood boil taste delicious and aromatic it also makes us proudly serve the best Cajun seafood in Greensboro.

If you wish to have a delicious Cajun dinner with your friends and family, then do not for get to visit Red Crab Juicy Seafood!


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