Need help. Have never done them before and want to boil them for a get together on Saturday. My local seafood market has been getting them, but they sell out. If I buy them on Friday, how do I keep them alive or store them until Sat? I am afraid if I wait till Sat they won't have any. Do you purge crawfish or do they just go right into the pot? There is so much different info on the internet. And any recs on how to boil them etc would be helpful. Here in Maryland we just don't do crawfish!!
Also, how many pounds should I look at per person? I've seen recs of 3-4 pounds per person, but we are also doing oysters three ways. Fried, steamed/grilled, and raw.
Thanks for your advice!!