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Sunday, April 22, 2012

My Trip to get the crawfish... and a Crawfish Boil!

Yesterday I decided to go to Elliott's Landing and get some crawfish! I didn't figure that my son would eat much, so I just got 4 pounds. You might say, "Just 4 pounds???" Yes, that sounds like a lot, but if you are familiar with these little creatures, you know that's not really all that much. You buy crawfish whole and alive... The only other way to buy them is already cooked. Once a crawfish dies, it cannot be sold and is discarded. The meat is in the tail and the rest of the body, or head is dead weight... Yes, I know that you can suck the juice out of the head, but that is just that... juice! I did have quite a few that I cracked the claws and got a tiny bite out...

Old boat shed on the right behind the trees...

There is always something to see on the drive down...
The Landing is only about 4 miles away from my house!

on the radio!!! Windows rolled down, ponytail in the wind!
"It don't get no better than this!!!" Woo Hoo!!!

I'm here... Getting my 4 pounds of crawfish :-)

Got my bag in the cooler :-) 

As soon as I untied the bag, they tried to escape!

Crawfish Boil...
I added onions and sausage.
I didn't have any potatoes or corn-on-the-cob.

Dig in!!! This is round 1... about half (2 pounds)
I had to peel crawfish for my son who hurt his hand riding his
dirt bike this afternoon. He ate a lot! I didn't think he would!
I got awfully hungry feeding him...
He ate a lot faster than I could peel! LOL

Lemon & Salt and Homemade Cocktail Sauce... for me
Butter & Lemon for the guys

Crawfish Carnage... all 4 pounds eaten!

Cocktail Sauce

1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1 small lemon)
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
dash Worcestershire sauce
few drops hot sauce
salt to taste

Combine and blend all ingredients well.


  1. Love it!!! Someday I have to get some crawfish from you :-)

  2. Sooooo sorry to hear that Elliott hurt his hand! Doesn't sound like it slowed him down any though :) Y'all sholy did put sum hurt on dem crawfish yeah! xoxo

  3. You must live close! I buy from there too! Pinewood here!

  4. Pinewood here.... Love the crWFISH FROM eLLIOTS!