Saturday, May 03, 2008

Crawfish Boil


Today my friend Sonia held her annual Crawfish Boil. I've been before, and I've tried the crawfish....this year....I stuck with the brisket. Regardless of whether you are a crawfish eater or not, it's really fascinating (to me). They bought a hundred pounds of crawfish which filled 4 full size coolers, and a plastic swimming pool. They are alive, until you throw them into a pot with corn/potatoes/onions/lemons/and tons of cajun spices. Next they get pulled from the pot and dumped into large pans, or straight down the tables on newspapers. Then the feasting begins....they work so hard for the little bit of meat inside each crawfish. People who enjoy the hobby eat plate after plate of crawfish. One of the guys I was sitting with went through at least five plates of shells, and that's typical....I left 3 hours in, but they planned to eat another six hours. Crack/Eat/Dump/Refill. It's not pretty, but it's pretty interesting!

2 comments:

Nicole said...

Wow - that sounds like a lot of work!

I've never been to a crawfish boil, but it intrigues me. (Although I think I'd follow your route and eat something easier!)

Christy said...

It's one of the more fascinating dinner parties I attend during the year....for sure. It's worth going, even if you aren't a 'shell fish person'.....if you love 'em, you really love them....but I'm not a fan of things that can life underwater.....