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How to Throw a Texas-Style Crawfish BoilFlowers poking their heads out of the ground; breezy, 70-degree weather; longer days—all harbingers of spring. But Texans mark the changing of the seasons with another tradition: crawfish boils.Seafood boils are popular throughout the country, especially during the summertime, with shrimp boils, crab boils, fish boils, and clambakes providing reasons for folks to gather around a steaming pot of food outdoors and eat from a large community table.In Texas and Louisiana, crawfish boils are the most popular form of the event. They typically take place March to May because freshwater crawfish grow best in warmer temperatures and with lots of rain. Traditionally, the crawfish are stewed with corn, sausage, potatoes, and spices, then dumped on a long table so friends, family, and neighbors can enjoy…

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