5th Annual Gauthier Crawfish Boil and Oyster Shuck

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by rgautheir20420, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. Alright. So I wasn't on this forum for this party last year, but since I'm here now I figured I'd share this occasion with everyone. The actual party isn't until tomorrow at 1 pm and is following my daughter's Baptism tomorrow morning at 10 am. 

    This is a party we do every year and the date changes. My parents, who live in New Orleans still, come up every year flying Southwest. They bring along with them 2 sacks of crawfish (usually 35 lbs each) and a sack of oysters. Each sack of crawfish and oysters get packed separately so they weigh less than 50 lbs and they fly free on Southwest as checked luggage. It's Great!!!

    We do a big party with a crawfish boil and oyster shucking. The oyster are done both on the grill as chargrilled oysters and they're also eaten raw by those that like that...I don't. There's home brewed beer flowing and bags being played. It's a general great time every time (sometimes too much fun ;)).

    I'll have some picks of the live bugs tonight and of the oysters. I'll try and take photos throughout the boil and probably update the thread Sunday or Monday.

    Cheers!
     
  2. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm in.....haven't been to a boil in years so looking forward to the pics....have a great time & pace yourself <grin>......Willie
     
  3. Thanks Chef. I'm gonna try and load this thing up with pictures so.
     
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Rickey sounds great Have Fun enjoy your party
     
  5. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Can't wait to see pics of the bash!
     
  6. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic

    Fresh crawfish and oysters, what a feast that will be. [​IMG]  
     
  7. Thanks! It's gonna be fun. I'll get some shots of the lives buggers up tonight.
     
  8. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man, sounds like a good time. "Bags" being played? (I am sitting here now with a smile on my face)

    You know the attendents for Southwest must seee a lot. I used to travel from W.Texas back to NO and bring my POp 2 Huge yellow meated watermelons per trip. 'Course I raided his freezer before I came back!

    Congrats on the daughters confirmation. I still have a bible and a silver dollar my confirmation teacher gave us upon getting out of her hair....LOL
     
  9. kadoka

    kadoka Smoke Blower

    Rickey hope your having a great time today. You"ve got perfect weather for your party,better than whats in store for

    tomorrow. If the wind is blowing just right, I hope to get a nice whiff of the cajun aromas.

    Rick
     
  10. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    RG, Sounds great ,will be looking forward to some pics ![​IMG]
     
  11. Thanks everyone. It was a great time to say the least. Everyone enjoyed everything. Here are a bunch of photos I took. Some oyster shucking action shots and crawfish cleaning action shots

    A buddy using our Medieval oyster shucking tool!!!


    Oyster topped with a garlic, hot sauce, and butter mixture then topped with parm cheese.



    Me and my little guy.



    The final bath of these guys lives!


    This even surprised me. This kid just man handled them. I've got a video of him staring at the crawfish and then chucking it into the pirate ship.


    Beautiful!



    I feel like this picture should have a funny caption....


    Well that's it everyone. Another successful crawfish boil up here in Chicago. Hope ya'll like the pictures. 
     
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  12. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    Looks like a great time was had!!
     
  13. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great Rickey,can't find them around here live.Thanks for sharing.
     
  14. Thanks guys. Richie, my parents always come up for the party and they bring the crawfish with them. It works out nice, but if I had to order them online or something like that this party wouldn't be nearly and fun and there would be a lot less of the crawfish.
     
  15. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have one of those "oyster shuckers" here specifically for my Pop, he can't shuck oysters either. He can't use a knife, he prefers a 8lb hammer. LOL Some folks just can't understand "Twist".

    Looks like fun, and I see those are no whimpy pond crawfish either. I like the mushrooms, they are just a big ol'sponge anyway.

    They sure look good.
     
  16. Foam, my did loves that thing. He left it up here cause he got tired of it being pulled out of his baggage by TSA when he flew it up here thinking it was some sort of sadist device. I'm a fan of the knife myself. It feels more natural I guess.

    The crawfish were a great size and the oysters too.
     
  17. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like a fun get-together. Bet you had a hard time keeping neighbours away.
     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Little party you had! Makes me want to run to the lae and throw out our crawdad traps! Nice grub, great fun!
     
  19. Thanks Case!
     
  20. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Food looks fantastic and looks like everyone had a great time.  Caption for your picture, We Need to find Some Real beer!
     

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