I was on the hunt for crawfish this weekend in Texas and wash shocked at the prices from local restaurants and seafood markets.
The first popular restaurant I called said they charged $11.95 for a single pound of crawfish.
I decided to call a local seafood market and was told the price of crawfish was $8.95 a pound.
One Houston spot was also selling their crawfish by the bucket for only $31.00.
I wondered to myself what is going on.
Then I realized crawfish season is not in full effect just yet. That usually happens in about March and starts to wind down near the end of the summer.
But here’s the good news. The crawfish season is expected to be plentiful this year because of the late arriving rain
and warmer winter temperatures.
In Louisiana crawfish cooked and live can be found from an average of $3 to $4 a pound.
So, if you can’t wait for the prices to drop here in Texas it may be worth a trip to the boot!