Nice crab boil happened tonight, had to share

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by gt2003, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. gt2003

    gt2003 Meat Mopper

    My wife and i were at the store today and she thought of having a crab boil. The plan was in action. We scooped up some crawdads, shrimp, crab, potatoes, fresh corn, andouille sausage and we were on our way. Everything turned out great along with the help of a little Zatarains crab boil. Here are the results. Let me know your thoughts and if there is anything else we might add. (we're considering not using the crawfish next time as they are almost more trouble than they are worth, thoughts?)

    http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b256/gt2003/
     
  2. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah, I can think of one thing to add, a dinner invitation....[​IMG]

    P.S. keep the bugs/crawdads. I love them. We actually eat a lot ofthem out here in CO when they are in season. Some corn, red potatoes, cajun spices...ummmmmm good!
     
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great, spent many a late night enjoying a good crab boil. Crawdads are good, just a litlle labor intense.
     
  4. 92yj

    92yj Newbie

    its just not fair i want some
     
  5. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking meal.
     
  6. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love that dinner!! i spent a little time in Baton Rouge...on business.... They fed us tremendously!! it was all good....

    Good lookin grub ya made there!! Nice Job!!
     
  7. cbucher

    cbucher Meat Mopper

    my wife would love it.
     
  8. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I LOVE 'dads! Gotta "Pinch da tail, and suck da haid"!
     
  9. Man that looks good!

    We just need someone to invent an underwater smoker so we could get that smokey flavour with boiled shellfish....Maybe we could retrofit a giant bong from the 70's. :)
     
  10. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The last one we enjoyed at my brothers, when dinner was done they tossed in a 4 or 5 pound boneless ham and let er go for a few hours. In the morning pulled the meat and added it to scrambled eggs and made some hash out of it, it was a spicy breakfast and a real eye opener.
     
  11. flatbroke

    flatbroke Smoking Fanatic

    Looks and sounds great
     
  12. vince

    vince StickBurners SMF Premier Member

    my kind of food!
     
  13. 2cycle

    2cycle Fire Starter

    It looks similar to what we do here. Its called "Frogmore Stew", or "Low Country Boil". We don't use crab, just shrimp.


    INGREDIENTS:

    ·60 cups water
    ·1-3/4 cups and 2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning TM
    ·5 pounds new red potatoes
    ·5 pounds hot smoked sausage links, cut into 2 inch pieces
    ·30 ears corn - husked, cleaned and quartered
    ·10 pounds large fresh shrimp, unpeeled
    DIRECTIONS:

    1.Bring water and Old Bay Seasoning to boil in a large stockpot.
    2.Add potatoes and cook for 15 minutes. Add sausage and cook for 5 minutes more. Add corn and cook for another 5 minutes. Stir in the shrimp and cook until shrimp are pink, about 5 minutes. Drain immediately and serve.
     
  14. gt2003

    gt2003 Meat Mopper

    Thanks 2cycle. That's kind of how I did this one. The potatoes went in by themselves for 10-15 minutes prior to anything else. Then the fresh corn went in for about 10 minutes. Finally the shrimp (already cooked) and the crawdads (already cooked) and sausage went in along with the crab for about 10 more minutes. Everything came off nicely. I appreciate the recipe although it's a lot more "stuff", pound wise, than I used.
     
  15. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    what rich said........no need to peel em........tho i REFUSE to suck the head.........ewwwwwww.........there's some connotations to THAT.......but pinch the tail, the meat comes right out into your mouth......DARN.........i best leave THIS line of thought alone..........LOLOL

    [​IMG]
     
  16. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    my cajun queen loved this thread-sheesh now she's homesick-gotta love a good crawfish boil!sounds like Another roadtrip.
     
  17. 2cycle

    2cycle Fire Starter

    That is for a larger gathering. Ya just adjust it for your needs. I've also done it with the, crab boil in the bag stuff. But, cut the bag and boiled the season for 5min before adding any other ingredients. Made the finished "stew", taste so much better.

    Greg
     
  18. carnuba

    carnuba Smoke Blower

    No Shrroms?
     
  19. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Very Nice! [​IMG]

    Where's the news paper for the table. BTW pinching tail and suckin head on those bugs is not a problem. It's Alton Brown's **** #### [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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