SEAFOOD PRODUCER WHOLESALE/RETAIL DISTRIBUTOR

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Specializing in CRAWFISH and
Louisiana Seafood and Food Products

 Give Us a Chance to Match or Beat Anyone's Crawfish
and Louisiana Seafood and Food Products Prices!!!

#1 Shipper of Live Crawfish in the U.S. and the Only Year Round Shipper of Live Crawfish in the U.S.

Louisiana produces 90% of the World's Crawfish


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The Only Crawfish Supplier to Offer
Live and Boiled Crawfish Year Round 

 

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Your One Stop Shop for all
Louisiana Seafood and Food Products

 

Established 1990

302 Saint Peter St., Raceland LA 70394 

Phone (985) 226-6444 Fax (985) 537-4658

Email: kyle@crawdads.net

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Don't let your party turn into a disaster.
Go with a proven company which specializes
in the shipment of live crawfish since 1990!

Kyle LeBlanc Crawfish Farms 


AT LEAST MINIMUM OF 20 LBS PER ORDER

(Can Always Freeze if Anything is Left Over)

 

Also, Gift Certificates are available in any amount!

 

 

Kyle LeBlanc Crawfish Farms is a family owned business since 1990 and have been in the business of selling quality crawfish and other fine Louisiana seafood and food products.  We and our ancestors have lived around crawfish all our lives and now we are dedicated to bringing live crawfish and other fantastic Louisiana food products to people around the U.S.  After all, crawfish has been called a delicacy here since the early 20th century.

Crawfish was once thought of as a poor man's food because they were plentiful and easy to catch.  They soon became more and more popular and people started having "crawfish boils."  A crawfish boil is very popular in Southern Louisiana - people call friends and family together to  boil and serve the crawfish, usually in the spring and early summer months when crawfish are more plentiful and cheaper.  When having a crawfish boil, you can usually plan on ordering about 1-2 lbs. per person (3-4 lbs. for a heavier crawfish eater) as long as you have other items to serve such as sausages, potatoes, corn, etc.  Also, boiled  goes excellent with cold beer.  A crawfish boil is a tasty excuse to call over a few family and friends. And we at Kyle LeBlanc Crawfish Farms would like to spread this Cajun tradition throughout the nation.

Leftover crawfish are great to make crawfish dishes like etouffee, bisque, stews, fried, etc. (see our recipes).  We also include crawfish recipes in your order.  Whatever crawfish you have not eaten in 2-3 days after your party, you can peel these remaining crawfish and store them in your freezer until ready to cook.

Our live crawfish come in 3 sizes: select (large), medium and bait size (crawfish make excellent bait!).  You can see the count size on our products and prices page.  We sell mainly Procambarus Clarkii (Red Swamp Crawfish) and Procambarus Actus Actus (White River Crawfish - Spillway Crawfish - Belle River Crawfish).  We sell live and boiled crawfish year round, however, they are more plentiful and cheaper in spring and early summer.  Crawfish and our other Cajun products can turn any routine holiday into a Mardi Gras!

We have other Louisiana seafood and food products such as shrimp, crab, turtle and alligator as well as prepared foods that contain these products and crawfish such as sausages, boudin, pies, patties, etc.  We also have turkduckens, which is a boneless duck wrapped by a boneless chicken wrapped by a boneless turkey stuffed with either crawfish or shrimp dressing or rice dressing. 

We supply recipes with your order; however, we do provide recipes on our web site.

 

We deal ONLY in high quality crawfish shipped overnight, wild (spillway) and farm raised with unlimited resources and the best service available throughout the year. 

 

NOTE:  Pricing is not the only variable that goes into shipping of live crawfish.  Other variables include quality crawfish that arrive alive guaranteed, crawfish shipped from New Orleans International (more flights than metro airports), crawfish shipped by the most experienced seafood company in Louisiana seven days a week, and unlimited quantity; other companies cannot supply all year long.  Please remember we are the #1 shipper of live crawfish in the U.S., since 1990.  Please see our comments from past customers!!

 

 NOTE:  Please remember the normal person does not want to eat small, dead crawfish.  After you calculate upset customers and dead crawfish, the cheaper price does not seem so cheap.
 

 

If you want to purchase small, "field run/straight run" crawfish,

buy from our competitors.

If you want to purchase large, graded, quality crawfish, buy from us!

Please remember, you get what you pay for!

 

 

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we take orders on a first come, first served basis.  

LIMITED SUPPLY SO PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER ASAP.

all product prices include packaging.


AT LEAST MINIMUM OF 20 LBS PER ORDER

(Can Always Freeze if Anything is Left Over)

The Only Company with Live Crawfish Available Year Round

Live Louisiana Crawfish (extra large) 14-16 count to lb. $4.65/lb.
Boiled Louisiana Crawfish (extra large) 14-16 count to lb.$5.65/lb.
Live Louisiana Crawfish (extra large) 14-16 count to lb., 100 lbs. and overCALL
Live Crawfish (jumbo) 12-14 count to lb.  $4.95/lb.
Boiled Crawfish (jumbo) 12-14 count to lb. $5.95/lb.
Live Crawfish (jumbo) 12-14 count to lb., 100 lbs. and over (soon)CALL
Seafood Boiling Mix (boils 40 lbs. crawfish, 40 lbs. crabs or 60 lbs. shrimp)

(enter 1 lb. for each seasoning on shipping weight)

$7.50/ea.
Crawfish Tails, fat on - Fresh or Frozen (Domestic), minimum 50 lbs.

$14.50/lb.

 

Party Packages

#1 Special:  40 lbs. LIVE CRAWFISH, Jumbo (10-12 ct. to the lb.,) including shipping and seafood boiling mix to your nearest major airport 

$290.00

#2 Special:  40 lbs. LIVE CRAWFISH, Jumbo (10-12 ct. to the lb.,) and seafood boiling mix including shipping to your door via Federal Express (for Saturday delivery, add $35.00)

$345.00

#3 Special:  40 lbs. LIVE CRAWFISH, Extra Large  (13-15 ct. to the lb.) and seafood boiling mix including shipping to your nearest major airport  

$278.00

#4 Special:  40 lbs. LIVE CRAWFISH, Extra Large (13-15 ct. to the lb.) and seafood boiling mix including shipping to your door via Federal Express (for Saturday delivery, add $35.00) 

$333.00

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QUESTIONS ABOUT CRAWFISH

(Compliments of Cajun's Crawfish Pond)

What is a crawfish?   Crawfish are freshwater crustaceans closely related to the lobster. They are known also by other names such as crawfish, crawdads, red claw, and mudbugs (they don't eat mud, they just live in it sometimes and they are not bugs). Crawfish are crustaceans they have a shell and five pairs of legs. As they grow, they molt their shells and grow new ones. Crawfish are sold for consumption, for bait and for pets.

What's the difference between Red Swamp and White River crawfish?   The two main species of crawfish in Louisiana are Red Swamp crawfish and White River crawfish. Red Swamp crawfish have red pigment in their bodies and have a blue blood vessel under their tails. White River crawfish have no red pigment at all and have no blue blood vessel. When they are boiled, both species turn red; however, the Red Swamp crawfish will be a deeper red.


Where are crawfish found?   You can find crawfish mostly in lower wetlands in humid areas such as Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi.  They can be found in other states, but not as abundantly.


Where do crawfish go when water dries up?  In areas where water dries up, crawfish build mounds of mud that look like little towers. If you live in southern Louisiana you usually see little mounds close to ditches. This is where crawfish stay until the water comes back. It is also where the female crawfish go to lay eggs until they hatch.

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Why can crawfish live out of water?   Crawfish have gill chambers that take oxygen from the air. If crawfish are in a humid atmosphere, they can live outside of water for about 6-7 months as long as their gill chambers remain wet.


How do you tell a Male from a Female? That's easy the male crawfish always holds the TV remote control. However, if there are no televisions around, just flip the little critter over and look for two short fat "legs" right between the head and tail. These are really organs used to transfer sperm. A mature male also has little "hooks" at the base of the last two pairs of legs.

 
Where are the baby crawfish?  
The female crawfish lays eggs which become fertilized and attach to her swimmerets under her tail. The average crawfish produces about 300-400 eggs which take about 2-4 weeks to hatch (depending on the type of crawfish). After 2 weeks, young crawfish leave the mother to be on their own.


What do crawfish eat?   A crawfish's favorite food is soft, decomposing plant matter; however, they will eat just about anything algae, snails, insects, plants, dead fish, etc. Crawfish are cannibals and will even consume other crawfish that are molting.


Who eats crawfish?   Crawfish are in danger of being eaten not only by Cajuns and Cajun wanna-bes, but by alligators, fish, snakes, raccoons, minks, turtles and many different kinds of birds. Thank goodness there are plenty for all!!


What happens when crawfish molt? It takes about 1-2 days for a crawfish's new shell to harden. In that time they are very vulnerable to predators, including other crawfish. They usually shed about 10-11 times until they are mature and stop growing.


How long do crawfish live?
Crawfish live not much longer than 1 to 2 years. They usually reach maturity anywhere from 2 to 6 months.


What do all those Cajuns do with all that crawfish anyway?   Cajuns participate in a springtime activity known as a "Crawfish Boil" where we invite friends and neighbors over to our home to eat, drink and "pass a good time." The crawfish are boiled in a large pot over a butane burner with seasonings, corn, potatoes and onions. Once cooked, the pot is drained, and all the contents are poured over a large picnic table covered with newspaper or paper and everyone "digs in." This is served with a dip of mayonnaise, ketchup and mustard (maybe a few other ingredients to spice it up).


Why would I want to suck the head of a boiled crawfish?   The head of the crawfish contains an organ called the "hepatapancreas" which contains fat and is very rich in flavor. Many people call this the "fat" of the crawfish. However, crawfish actually contain very little fat. Cajuns suck the head to get this "fat," but you could just dig it out with your finger. No matter how you get it, do not miss out on this part of the crawfish.

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What's the deal with a straight tailed crawfish?   There is a saying that you shouldn't eat a boiled crawfish with a straight tail because that means the crawfish was dead before it was cooked. When a crawfish is boiled it curls up it's tail. However, if a crawfish was really cold or just near death before cooked, it may not curl up its tail and is still good to eat. The best way to determine if a crawfish was dead is to inspect the meat if it falls apart, don't eat it.


How do I make sure my crawfish will survive till I can boil them?   Keep them cool with ice packs or ice. If you use ice, be sure to drain them frequently. DO NOT let them sit in cold water for a long time or they will die! When traveling with crawfish a few of them will die naturally due to stress of being moved, etc.


How do I take care of my pet crawfish?   Crawfish need plenty of hiding places such as rocks and plants. They also need plenty of room; otherwise, they will have territorial fights and kill each other. They may also kill off any fish you have in the tank. You can feed them regular fish food; however, they are very messy eaters. You may also have to clean your tank a little more often than you would for fish.