Pick a nice crawfish with a big tail (that’s where all of the meat is!)
Hold the body and grab the tail.
Twist the tail to loosen it from the body.
Pull the tail away from the body.
Pinch the tail just above the fans.
This makes the meat pop out from the shell.
Pull the tail meat out and enjoy.
Suck the head if you want—the spicy juices are great. Or, for the true die-hard, stick your pinkie in the body and scoop out the fat.
Tasty crawfish fat to be licked off the pinkie. Mmm good.