Crawfish Boil!

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by tbrtt1, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. Father-in-law brought in a couple sacks of crawfish from Lafayette this weekend. Since I am the official crawfish boiler in both mine and my wife's families I was more that happy to oblige. Boiled em up with corn, potatoes, onions, garlic, lemons, sausage, mushrooms and or douse a healthy dose of seasoning!


     
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  2. Hello.  OH! WOW!  Makes me miss home.  Thanks so very much for posting.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  3. How wild! That's so fun to see! I bet you had a fabulous time! Cheers! - Leah
     
  4. rschwartz

    rschwartz Newbie

    My God that looks awesome. Can't wait for warmer weather here in NC. Im ready for fresh blue crabs and shrimp.
     
  5. [​IMG]   That looks great!!!
     
  6. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow, that looks very fun & tasty ! A crawfish boil & cold beer ! :drool
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Super Tasty looking, can't wait for bug season to hit here!
     
  8. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh heavens......have not been to one of those in years since my Cajun buddy crossed over the swamp. Brought back a flood of memories...thanks.....Willie
     
  9. Will be flying in a sack or two at the end of may for a mile high boil. Getting sick of seeing friends and family posting pics of all the good boils back in MS this year, so decided to do something about it cost be damned
     
  10. Good for you. Mind if I ask what it costs to get a sack out there? No prob if you don't want to say. I'm just curious. Hell, I get peeved at what they cost living in SE Texas since they were so cheap all the years I was growing up and living in BR and Lafayette. Still a little cheaper back home but not by much. Crawfish have gotten too popular!!
     
  11. backwoods bbq

    backwoods bbq Meat Mopper

    tbrtt1,

      last year we bought crawfish (130 pounds) at 2.49lb sometime in may I believe. That took us one night to finish all that. Then I drove back to Amarillo (where I currently live) and a week later I bought 30 pounds at 1.99lb at our local Albertsons. It was strange how 600 miles NW from Toledo bend (Huxley Bay) it was cheaper. I feel your pain on the price for east texas and SE texas. sometimes you just have to get lucky and be at the right place at the right time. Both crawfish orders were same size and tasted GOOD! This is why I am going to start my aquaponics system and grown them myself.
     
  12. Last week when I looked on Louisianacrawfish they were around 4.20 a lb shipped for 40-80 lbs. Should drop a bit more this week since Easter is over
     
  13. Price is crazy esp remembering then for less than 50 cents a lb, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do
     
  14. Yep I hear ya. I lived in Lafayette for 10 years in the 90s and towards the end of the season when they were getting rid of em to drain the ponds and plant the rice they would be $10-15 a sack! They get a little hard in June but they are big then too. 

    When I was a kid they were 20-25 cents/lb. 

    Have a great boil. Even at that price its good to do it once a year anyway. 
     
  15. Yeah its supply and demand. Probably not too many folks in Amarillo boil em and the Albertson's had some to get rid of. 

    Growing your own? Now thats the way to go!
     
  16. chestnutbloom

    chestnutbloom Smoking Fanatic

    That is a sweet boil. I have only had the pleasure to be at one boil but I will never forget (or stop telling people) about how amazing it was....    [​IMG]
     
  17. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    we were paying $90 - $100 a sack For easter. Sign this morning was $60 a sack.
     
  18. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great! We had them for my Birthday a few years ago...JJ


    My youngest girl Melissa goofing around...

     
  19. 6 weeks of Friday boils and all of the Catholics down there have had their fill and are back to steak for a while
     
  20. Nah, just getting started now that the prices come down after Easter! Plus they are hitting the stride getting bigger.

    Doing a 5 sacker in a  couple weeks for 40 people. Can't wait. Will have 2 pots going. Those second and third batches are epic since the first batch makes a stock for the subsequent batches. Any experienced crawfish veteran will always "snack" on the first batch and get full on the second batch!!! AAAAYYEEEEEEEE cher!
     

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