3.20.2009

Foodie Friday ....... Crawfish Boil

Last Friday we were invited to a Crawfish Boil by the CEO of the hospital.
I've never been one to shy away from any culinary experience. My philosophy has always been "When in Rome......................". Our host is from New Orleans and the Crawfish Boil is a tradition in his family. Not being from the south myself - I didn't have a clue what to expect.
Crawfish are freshwater creatures and you cook them much the same way that you do lobsters - live! I didn't arrive soon enough to witness that part - just as well. At any rate, you boil the craw fish in a big pot of water with Cajun spices, potatoes, lemons and corn. The traditional way to serve it is to put down some newspapers on a large table, drain the water off the craw fish, potatoes and corn and pour it all out onto the table. Everyone steps up to the table and digs in - no plates or utensils required. Don't wear nice clothes though - this is a fun but messy process.

Photo - Kyle LeBlanc Crawfish Farms

4 comments:

  1. great post, the don't wear nice clothes cracked me up. it is a southern meal indeed~ wonderful pic.

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  2. Ry this is a wonderful pic...I love a crawfish boil or a shrimp boil or a Blue Crab boil...ya get down and dirty!
    You made me hungry for this!

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  3. Beautiful picture...sounds like down home cookin' for sure! Where are you off to next??

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  4. Oooops - Not my photo! Forgot to give proper photo credit.
    Photo - Kyle LeBlanc Crawfish Farms. Sorry........... Didn't take my camera to this party!

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