Monday, December 8, 2008

The Crawfish Boil -- behind the scenes.

This is a picture from last Mardi Gras (You knew I would find a way to slip one in didn't you? Well consider: I have gone about 6 months without a Mardi Gras picture on this site -- that is quite a feat I would say.)

I digress -- to the picture at hand, our freind Sam is putting the finishing touches on a batch of crawfish at my sister, Sue's house. The ice, I think, is to allow the crawfish to seep in all the spices they were just boiled in without overcooking.

Notice how big these pots are -- they had more than fifty people at the party -- you've got to cook a lot of crawfish fast to keep up with this.

Notice , also, the two propane tanks. Let's call that the Boy Scout rule of Crawfish Boiling -- be prepared.

I can report that Sam has a magical touch in the crawfish department -- the mudbugs were perfect --made my tongue singe, my nose run and my eyes water -- that's what you call good crawfish. Non?

-- steve buser


photowannabe said...

Wow, those are huge pots. I had the best crwfish feed a few years ago when I worked a trade show in N.O. The Decorators put on the dinner for us and we just made total pigs of ourselves. Yummmm

Anonymous said...

Boiled crawdads don't sound good to me.

Boise Diva said...

e never seen pots and pans that big. And crawfish are, quite a feast in the making.

teahouse said...

Aw, man..your post had me drooling. We have a crawfish boil up here every March - we order 30 pounds live online and dump them into the bathtub of our tiny NYC apartment, purge them and boil them right here. It's a little bit of La. in Manhattan.

Jon said...

Interesting pic and me flashbacks to lots of fun at crawfish boils I've enjoyed in the past.

Jon at Mississippi Garden

gogouci said...

I remember catching crawdads when I was a kid. That is one impressive pot.

Sarabeth said...

Steve, off topic, but if you aren't in NOLA for today's snow, feel free to borrow one of my photos.

GMG said...

Hi Steve! With a 48h day I would have time to enjoy your blog more often; shame on the time controller… ;))
Never mind, for me you may post Mardi Gras all year round! Well, with some intervals... ;))
Meanwhile Blogtrotter will be departing Tunisia 2007 soon, but managed to keep the delay in posting on twelve (12) months only. Great achievement… ;)) Enjoy and have a great weekend!