South Louisiana Blue Crabby 4th of July

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indaswamp

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South Louisiana-Yes, it is HOT
Typical 4th of July here in the Bayou State. Not many places in America where you will see a 12 year old driving a inboard mud boat past a camp while prepping crabs for the pot to boil!
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Lake Des Allemands in St. James Parish Louisiana in known throughout the state to have the best crabs. This is where my Uncle's Camp is located.
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Checking the crab pots one last time early this morning...
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The morning haul...
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Getting the boil water hot...
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Dividing the crabs up for 2 pots. We had between 180-200....
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The crabs ready for 1 pot...
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Done after a 20 minute soak...
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Pouring out on the tables...
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And LET'S EAT!!!!!!!!
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Being an Italian family, we had so much food!!! Sicilian Caponata, Eggplant Parmesan, Charcuterie board, Italian shrimp salad,...... I brought the board and a Carpese Salad...
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There were a lot of desserts, but OMG the homemade pistachio and cranberry biscotti were outrageous!!! I WILL be getting the recipe for those!!!!
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She made them with two different glazes, Basic Sugar Glaze and Chocolate. The Chocolate was incredible with the pistachio nuts!

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Oh man. After my new move to Maryland. I don’t eat seafood, but looking forward ti some blue crab after this post
 
Wow... quite the spread! Love me some blue crabs. Used to catch and eat them till it came out my ears when I was stationed in Maryland oh so many million years ago.
 
Oh man....Nothing like water to table all in the same day! Thats a heck of a spread.

Jim
 
Oh Hell Yeah!

I second this!!

Third

Oh man inda what an awesome feast.

Point for sure
Chris

Wow... quite the spread! Love me some blue crabs. Used to catch and eat them till it came out my ears when I was stationed in Maryland oh so many million years ago.

Oh man....Nothing like water to table all in the same day! Thats a heck of a spread.

Jim
Thanks Guys! Can't beat crabs that fresh! The angels in my taste buds were singing!!!! LOL!!!
 
Thats a feast. My wife is from Louisiana and I graduated from LSU. I have been to Jaymbalaya cooks, crawfish boils, shrimp boils, crab boils, and my favorite a lobster boil. Was dating a girl who's mom had a sister who lived in Maine. My Girlfriends mom sent her sister 15 pounds of live crawfish as a gift. The sister in Maine sent back 15 live Maine lobsters. She basically did a crawfish boil with corn, sausage, onions, mushrooms, potato's, and lobsters in place of crawfish. It still ranks as one of the top 5 meals I have had in my life.
 
WOO HOO Keith!! That is amazing my friend. Reminds me of when I lived real close to the Chesapeake Bay and we had crab shacks on pretty much every corner selling steamed spiced crabs. Back then it was $30 a bushel and pretty much every weekend we'd do at least two bushels. Sit all day cracking crabs and drinking cold barley pops. Wow...the memories. Your picnic table even looks exactly like what we used to spread out.

Robert
 
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