Newport Crawfish Boiling Fun


ImageThis past weekend I was invited to a crawfish boil.  I’ve never been to a crawfish boil before, nor have I ever eaten crawfish, but I like shrimp and lobster, so I assumed I’d also like crawfish because they seem to be the mid-ground between the two.  My friend’s husband (<– still getting used to saying that) was the boiler.  From what I understand, you get the crawfish while they are still alive and have to take out any that are already dead.  Then you put the live crawfish into a pot with corn, potatoes, and bunch of spices and let the magic happen.  Once they are done, you just dump the whole pot onto a big table and digs in.  Take a look at the pics below to get a better idea of what happens here:

The Crawfish in their final moments of life.  Also known as “crawdads” or “mudbugs”.

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What it looks like on the table – SO DELICIOUS!!

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Mike with Lupe

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Friends hanging out:

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How you eat crawfish:  1. pinch 2. pull off “butt” 3. suck out delicousness…or if you are me, you can (very messily) take the meat out with your fingers and eat.

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Our cook, Doug, and his attack dog:

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Our host, Bryan – the Birthday Boy

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Just a bunch of UConn Alum watching our team win!  GO HUSKIES!!

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The aftermath:

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About erinHasThoughts

I just started eHT in January of 2011, and I'm shocked and humbled that people read it! For some reason it seems like I am always in the most ridiculous situations and witness things only seen in movies, so I like to share my experiences with all of you. Thanks for reading! xo

Posted on April 7, 2014, in Food, trips and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. You can’t actually say you have eaten a crawfish boil until you’ve sucked the head. Hopefully, you sucked it. Because I dislike Kentucky and Calipari so much, I hope UConn wins.

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