May 5 2012 Crawfish Boil

Man oh man, what a great time we had on May 5, 2012. My wife and I stated the day off early Saturday morning with an egg, mayo and cheese sandwich, with sausage on the side and a low carb monster drink. After breakfast we loaded up the ice chest and made a trip to Jasper Quality Meats in Jasper Texas where we bought 2 bags of crawfish.

Then is was to the Exxon at the corner of HWY 190 and HWY 96 to get a couple of bags of ice.

After my wife and I got home the two bags of crawfish were opened, poured into a 120 quart ice chest and put on to purge.

By the time the crawfish were put on to purge, it was around 10am.

Pot of boiled crawfish

Around 1:45 the cooker was fired up and the water was brought to a rolling boil.

My wife bought a bag of peeled shrimp just for her. 1/2 bag of cajun crawfish boil spice was added to the pot, then the shrimp was added to the mix. After 5 minutes of boiling, the shrimp was pulled out and put on ice.

The rest of the bag of spice was added to the rolling boil, then a basket of crawfish was added, along worth potatoes, mushrooms and corn.

In all, 4 baskets of crawfish were boiled.

After the second basket of crawfish all of the corn, mushrooms and potentates were boiled.

On the last basket of crawfish, a whole bag of spice was added. I have to admit, the last basket is what a crawfish boil is supposed to be about. Without a few beer, my mouth would have been burning on that last basket.

Besides crawfish we had:

  • Boudain
  • Sausage
  • Ccorn
  • Chips
  • Dip
  • Cake
  • Cookies

As the sun started to set we put everything up and moved inside.

Life is too short not to enjoy it, and that is what the crawfish boil is all about – enjoying life.