Crawfish season is back! And while, yes, we love the regular ol' Cajun crawfish boil, we ALSO love these spectacular crawfish loaded dishes. From a seriously creamy crawfish bisque to deep-fried crawfish mac and cheese (yes, your heard that right), check out our top picks for mudbugs this season:
Crawfish Pho Where to get it: at LA Crawfish, multiple locations
Not only can you get an awesome bowl of pho the size of a kitchen sink, you can get an awesome bowl of pho the size of a kitchen sink loaded with crawfish and andouille sausage at this Asian-style mudbug joint. The lightly spiced blonde roux is just as refreshing and delicate as the crawfish tails laced throughout.
Fried Crawfish Mac and Cheese Balls Where to get it: St. John's Fire
This food truck certainly has no shortage of funky Cajun fare, but it's the crawdad-studded, creamy and gooey, golden brown mac and cheese balls -- crisp as all hell and served with a side of jalapeño remoulade for good measure -- that really have our hearts.
Crawfish Gumbo Where to get it: Tony Mandola's Gulf Coast Kitchen, 1212 Waugh Dr. Houston
Mama Mandola's Creole-style, dark brown and deeply decadent seafood stew is topped with crispy fried crawfish tails AND crispy fried okra for that extra wow factor. Get it for $7 a cup or $10 a bowl.
The Fatass Crawfish Where to get it: Cajun Kitchen, 6938 Wilcrest
With 3 lbs of spiced, garlic-onion-and-citrus-studded crawfish, 1 cluster of snowcrab legs, 1/2 lb of prawns, and nibs of corn and potato, the Fatass platter at this Viet-Cajun Kitchen is the way to go. Pro tip: go full fatty and add a side of sausage.
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