Eatcyclopedia – crayfish, crawfish, crawdad, crawdaddy
July 9th, 2010
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Eatcyclopedia is our ever-expanding glossary of food terms, and we'll be highlighting a term from it each weekday. The entries include definitions and, where applicable, pronunciations and country of origin - all spelling bee competitor style. Want us this use it in a sentence? Okay, here goes.

Use: People may not agree on what to call these freshwater crustaceans, but they all concur that the tail meat is mighty tasty, boiled with seasoning; heads are optional.

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  1. Elyse

    They sell them in the supermarkets during crawfish season (usually early spring) here in Houston. I'm sure they're common in other southern states, too.

    July 9, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Reply
  2. Karen

    I'm making my own cooking website and am finding it impossible to get crayfish (crawfish, etc.) for photos for my seafood section. Where do restaurants go to get them, I've had them as garnish on my plate before but no one seems to know where a regular customer can purchase them. I live in upper Michigan. Thanks

    July 9, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Reply

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