Saturday, May 8, 2010

get the crawfish while it lasts...!

with all the oil (pronouced ohl) creeping up on the gulf coast, the locals have taken to eating all the gulf (pronouced guff) fishes they can. our apartment complex threw a crawfish boil tonight to say thanks to all the residents, they boiled 930 lbs of crawfish.

it's crawfish boil time down here. (i guess it's seasonal) so there's a boil here and a boil there. we haven't been able to make it to any yet. that was, until tonight...
i'm not a huge seafood person, so living down here on the guff coast has been good for me to try out more seafood, like the all-you-can-eat lobster/crab legs at the hard rock cafe casino every friday night.

i'm still not totally sold on lobster, crab legs, or crawfish. but at least, i've eaten plenty to have an experience-based opinion.

here are the photos from the night. there were too many large, greasy people down by the pool party, so we took our crawfish plate back to our apartment to partake.

William wasn't really sure what was going on.

Emily was showing off her de-shelling skills.

I'm still not totally in love with the whole thing. it seems like a lot of work for not a lot of reward.

7 comments:

The Olsens said...

Wow! Nuthin like a good ol' crawfish bohl. Great food photos, they really brought out the essence of the culture. Looks like Cali was a real hoot, too!

mom/shauna said...

Love the picture of Emily getting a taste of the fish. Never had crawfish.

Jill T said...

so does crawfish taste like lobster or crab?

embily said...

not really. it kind of tastes like shrimp, but with a less shrimpy taste. it's actually a lot milder than other shellfish. i think what really makes it are the cajun seasonings that it's boiled in.

petey said...

man, you should have smelled the oil this afternoon. it was wafting all over the city down here... yuk.. it was sorta nasty

Stephen said...

don't be so angry, pt.

anomelie said...

omg sooooo good to see you guys via blog! esp love the videos. william is getting so big!! and you guys are moving to utah in aug?? sorry, will need to update soon not by blog comment. =P miss you!!