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Old 06-03-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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Saturday's Crawfish Boil

I should have posted this sooner but it's been a hectic weekend and today was no better. Finally I have a few minutes to catch up.
Saturday afternoon I picked up my crawfish order of 36 lbs of frisky live crawfish. I had to go to the office for a couple of hours to do some work so I brought the crawfish into the office so they didn't get cooked out in the heat. I had the whole sack in a big 30 gallon tub so I felt they would be alright and not escape. Yeah right! I went to the front and as I was passing an inset area I see a live crawfish crawling along. I grabbed him and tossed him into the tub and went back to work. I sat down and thought I'd better check to see if there were any more escapees. Sure enough I found another one in a corner. Now I have to get on my hands and knees to make sure there aren't more escapees. The last thing you want in the summer is to walk into your office and discover dead crawfish that have begun to stink. I didn't find anymore so I left after doing a little more work taking the mudbugs home to get boiled.
Yesterday(Sunday I had to go back to work for a few houes and what do I find. A dead crawfish that made a long trek from the front door to the middle of the lab. He wasn't stinking so I was lucky and glad of that. Lol....
Alright so I get home Saturday rinse the crawfish and let 'em soak to clean them while the water comes up to a boil. I get the usual seasonings cut up along with about ten oranges I still had on the tree and of course have myself an ice cold beer.

I started with an Icy cold Abita Golden. s hot as it was Saturday I didn't want a heavy dark beer. You know how that first long icy cold sip of your first beer is on a hot day? That's one of life's greatest pleasures!

That first beer didn't last very long at all! Next up was a Samuel Adams Summer Ale.

It was so hot a crwafish tried to get to my beer.

Got the rolling boil going and tossed in all the goodies and potatoes. I had a video of a super hot rolling boil but it won't upload.

While the crawfish are boiling it's nice to have a good stuffed artichoke to snack on.

Crawfish are done and it's time to eat!

These were the best I've done this year!
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:34 AM   #2
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Great post T, fun office story, good beer choices too. Still on my bucket list to pay the freight north and have a crawfish boil.
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Great post T, fun office story, good beer choices too. Still on my bucket list to pay the freight north and have a crawfish boil.
I know it's not something that's not cheap to do. Maybe you could get a friend to pony up and split the cost but don't put it off past next year. It's getting toward the end of the season now but don't wait. You may just love it and feel like it's one of those things you really love and want to enjoy them more.
Make it a goal by a certain date that you WILL order some and the boil spices and get it done already.
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Might be cheaper to go visit Traeg
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Man did that look some kinda fine!
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That does look real good!!
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