Crayfish have a wonderfully sweet meat and can be grilled, boiled, or broiled.
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Select live, fiesty crayfish. Wash them off in the sink.
Heat up the grill, water, or oven. Once hot, quickly put the live crayfish in.
Cook until the tail meat looks like this. If boiling, it should take 5 minutes. If grilling or broiling, watch closely after a few minutes of cooking. Like all seafood, the crayfish will continue cooking after you take them off the heat, so ideally, you should pull them when they are underdone and let them cook to perfection as you are serving them.
Crack open the tail and, if you're patient, the claws.