Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Tails worth pinching

What could be a better sight than a table loaded with boiled crawfish and all the trimmings.This Cajun treat was from my sister's house in New Orleans over Mardi Gras -- pour the batch out on the table and everybody gather around.

Be sure to catch all the extras in there. On the left is boiled potatoes -- great just like that, or save them for the next day for hash browns or potato salad. On the right, you see the little piece of white -- that's an onion, grab it fast.

The green on the right and other places is celery --oh, like you have never tasted celery before. There are pieces of garlic and lemon in there but you can't make them out.

Okay, now that you have read all that, things have cooled down just a bit, everybody gather, round and dig in... that is, start pinching tails.


--steve buser

12 comments:

The D in D & T said...

This photo has made my mouth water. Yum!

Jilly said...

I wish to register a complaint. I was just thinking/wondering what I'd have for dinner. Plate of pasta, as per normal, no doubt - and then I saw this! So I hope you feel sorry for me...

Great photo of something I wish was HERE!

Halcyon said...

Crawfish are back in season, yay!

I think the test of a real cajun is whether you eat the heads or not.

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Kim said...

This looks so GOOD! I'm officially jealous!

g_mirage said...

Hmmm...I can eat all that in one sitting! Yum and the colors are so lively!

Rich said...

I don't even eat these animals but the colours are spectacular!
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Rambling Round said...

I know these taste good, but they just look so creepy crawly!

Wanda said...

Do crawfish taste like lobster?

The color is striking! Nice photo.

zentmrs said...

Yum! I like the red color - nice photo.

Ming the Merciless said...

Oooohhh....I do miss a good crawfish boil. But back then,

I was a struggling poor student in college back then and going out to a crawfish boil (at outdoor restaurants) was such an expensive extravagence. So I only get to eat them when I get invited to friends' parties.

Great stuff!!

Cargosquid said...

I can't wait until May. My sister overnights 150 lbs to Annapolis, MD for an annual boil. It even made the paper one year.