Chef Ana Castro threw together a midweek “emergency” boil for her grandmother, who’s visiting her from Mexico City and said she was craving crawfish.

Fresh Louisiana crawfish ready for the boil pot
Crawfish soaking after the boil, with mushrooms, corn, sausage, pineapple, and canned green beans
A pile of boiled crawfish with fixins
Chef Ana Castro with her grandmother
Ana showing her grandmother how to peel crawfish
A group of friends gathers around an "emergency" boil for Ana's grandmother