Well, I picked up the crawfish yesterday and was excited to be getting some really nice sized ones but when I got home and dumped them into the tub to rinse them off I was somewhat disappointed to see they were on the smaller size than I expected. Now I was still glad to be having them but would have liked them to be a little larger.
While I was getting things ready Red was guarding my Abita Turbodog for me.
And he's really serious about ANYONE touching my beer.
A word of warning, don't leave the live crawfish unattended for too long. I walked down the driveway and was talking with my son in law out front and when I came back into the yard about a hundred of those crawfish must have found out what was awaiting their soon to be fate.
Had the seasoned water going with a nice rolling boil and it was almost time for the first batch to go in.
Red was so excited that he was doing headstands. Maybe it was the Turbodog!
Into the pot they go along with some baby creamer potatoes, mushrooms, green beans and okra. Oh, I always put halved lemons in there but when I have oranges on the tree I put a bunch of those in there too. I love that citrus flavor in there!
Something else I tried this time was I put a hunk of pork loin at the beginning of the boiling in the pot to cook. After the second boil I took it out to cool and put it in the fridge until later today. I'll post something later on how that came out.
The crawfish came out good and spicy delicious! Yes, we had some leftover that we sat and peeled for a good crawfish etouffe' another day.
I can't wait for the next boil!