Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Low Country Crawfish Boil

When my husband lived in south Georgia, he attended many a Low Country boil. Potatoes, corn, sausage, and shrimp are all cooked together in one pot, then drained and dumped out onto a table where you basically help yourself to what you want.

But here in the Gulf Coast states, crawfish are added to the pot. When I was a kid, I used to catch little crawdads in our creek, but never tried to eat one. The crawfish we used were fresh from Louisiana, shipped via FedEx to our door.
Now, I've never done a Low Country boil before, but we have some good friends who volunteered to show us how. They set up on our carport and got down to business.
One pot held the spicy version, the other a more mild version for the kids. Potatoes and corn went in first, then sausage and shrimp, and finally the crawfish.
Then all of it got dumped out and we filled our plates.

I can't tell you how much fun this was, especially since I didn't do the cooking! As big as the crawfish were, you don't get much meat out of them - only from the tails. It was still interesting, learning how to do it. And I'd happily do it again!

1 comment:

  1. YUM!! That looks amazing! What a fun dinner with friends :)