Monday, August 1, 2005

CRAWDAD FEAST

Its just not summer at my house without a crawdad boil!  And eating them is only half the fun.  We fished these guys up from the reservoir using chicken legs for bait.  Just to give you an idea of how big they are, the average one is about 4 to 5 inches long from the tip of its head to the tail.

Like lobster, the shells turn a bright orange when they are cooked.  Some of these ones were so big we were able to pick the meat from their claws!  For those who have not tasted crawdads before, they are like a cross between shrimp and lobster.  I just eat the tail and claw meat, but my husband eats them like they do in the south and sucks the juices out of the head.

Two very small ones that should have been tossed back into the lake ended up with the catch and my daughter put them into the fishtank to keep our pet crawdad company.  I doubt our gold fish and krib appreciate the visitors.

10 comments:

rjet33 said...

I love shrimp, but don't think I have ever eaten lobster or crab for that matter.  They look yucky, but if they actually do taste something like shrimp, I might would give them a try, lol.  Hey!  Tell your husband I am from the south and I don't suck no juices out of the head of any kind of critter, yuck!!!!  Must be them there folks down yonder in Louisiana, lol.  You know, them cajun folks!  :)

zapper44z said...

I just have to say, crawdads are really good.  I haven't had any for along time.  I use to catch them for a friend when I was a kid.  When we would catch a mess we would have a feast.  I'm like you I just eat the tail and claws.  Just looking at them all red and ready to eat makes me hungry.  It also brings back memories.  Thanks

kokoapuffy1 said...

Yummy! Haven't had these in 15 years. We lived in Texas at the time. I also just eat the tail and claw meat. Love how you did a before and after shot.

nelishianatl said...

I'm a southern belle, From GA and NC, and I love shrimp but you won't see me sucking no brains out no water insect.  That's absolutely gross!  Never had no crawdads either but my Daddy loved 'em and I used to catch him a mess regularly.  We had blue tailed GI-NORMAS ones.  That is a nice catch ya'll got there.

sylviam4000 said...

This looks great, love the pics.
Sylvia

gotomaria said...

Love those crawdaddies......!  We have them here in Seattle too but since crab and lobster are almost always available that's what we usually have...we ate the biggest lobster the other day...about 20 oz....huge! Good too with Ceasur salad and crecsent rolls and lots of butter to dip them in!

tc01hm said...

Ah! I do see a mushroom in the boil. Good Girl!
Tess

viviansullinwank said...

OMG  I would so love to jump into this pot. I love crawdads. Although there's nothing like the fresh ones, I love crawfish meat so much, I almost always have a package of frozen crawfish tail meat in my freezer. I put it in my dirty rice and I love to make a seafood salad combining it with crab meat.   This picture is just yummy.

Vivian

thedivinelinda said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed all of your pictures!! I am a nature photographer wanna-be.  I'm too slow and evidently too loud because I can't get close enough or be quiet long enough to get good pictures.  I just bought one of those new Kodak everything-automatic digital cameras.  I have also enrolled in a photography course at the local college.  You are obviously an excellent photographer!!! Any tips on photographing wildlife would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Linda  thedivinelinda@aol.com

thedivinelinda said...

Dear dornbrau,  I am so sorry, I just finished copying many of your photos to my computer.  I am new to this and was unaware that I needed your permission.  
I guess that I thought that if they were on here that it was okay to copy them.  I didn't read the statement until after I had copied them.  I am sorry.  What do I do now?  Linda the divine linda @aol.com

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