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.
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:
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.