Wednesday, February 25, 2009

In the Red

It's crawfish season and I'm chomping at the bit for these hot things! Houston has a few places to get your fix, but there's no comparison to how they're done in Louisiana. Can you tell I'm missing home right about now?!

15 comments:

I *Heart* You said...

god, it all looks so good! i could put away a few pounds of those babies right now! the ragin cajun was jumping last night! i have never seen so many cars there in my life!

Courtney said...

Paige: I bet there's even more cars there tonight since it's Ash Wednesday and the whole no meat thing for Lent fast starts. Although that's a joke for Southern Catholics - most of us would rather seafood over meat any day!

Meg said...

O.M.G. The single reason I moved back to the south. CRAWFISH. We've had em 3 times since Jan! You better eat up!!! My Dad knows a Louisiana guy in Bangkok who raises them in a rice paddy in his back yard, we'll hook you up with his info when you're really homesick! Of course those cajuns can sniff each other out even in the chaos that is Bangkok!

Nicole Marie said...

ive never had it but it looks very tasty!!

Cali Girl said...

just found your blog and love it!

Vanessa said...

We eat the same thing in Sweden at the end of summer! But not in the traditional Louisiana way. A little Aquavit, some dill, buttered bread... yum! I don't blame you for being homesick!

Sara Christine said...

Oh man, I'm salivating just thinking about it. I haven't had crawfish in FIVE YEARS. I need to get back down to Texas ASAP!

CestLaVy said...

Love those in POUNDS! yumm....

Joyce said...

Oh... this brings back memories years ago, working for the airlines one summer we were down in New Orleans every two weeks. It was a lot of fun.

Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

I love it!! YUM!

Lindsey said...

We had some super yummy boiled crawfish this weekend here in South Louisiana. We even shared them with our visitors from your home, Houston.

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amber {daisy chain} said...

I've never tried crawfish, in fact, from the looks of these critters, I'm not sure I'd know where to begin! Do you crack 'em open like lobster? dip in butter?

Big Sis said...

Unfortunately the folks at Mardi Gras Grill & Big Woodrows have forgotten there Louisiana roots & have gone to boiling in PLAIN water & dusting them in cayenne...UGH! Nothing but a way to ruin good mudbugs, imo! Momma's off 290 & Barker Cypress is owned by a LA family that has stayed true to their boiling roots!

Amber, no need for butter if they're seasoned right in the boil! BUT, what IS goooood:
Ya know that garlic we put in that seasoned water w/ the crawfish? Rub it on your boiled potatoes! AIYEEEE!

Courtney said...

Amber: You just pinch the tail off and then start peeling away the outer layer. We don't dip them in butter because they are cooked in very salty, kicky spices, along with onions, garlic, corn, and potatoes. It's so yummy!! If you ever find yourself in Louisiana during crawfish season, you'll have to give them a try!

Courtney said...

Yum yum yum! So delicious. I am rather embarrassed to say that I have never peeled one myself, but have always had other people do it... perhaps I need to 'man up.' I've also never had another supposedly delectable part, but I'm not sure that I could try it (and I couldn't figure out how to write it here without having people unfamiliar with crawfish think I was talking about something else!)