Saturday, April 16, 2011

What's for Dinner?

I have to say, it is always an adventure come dinner time around here.  Hubby sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night wondering what we're going to have the next day.  Hehehe. 

I've learned to be much more adventurous in the last 17 years just being around him.  I've tried escargot, alligator on a stick, and dim sum (some of which I cannot fathom what they were!)

But tonight...
Mud bugs. Crayfish. Crawfish. And no, I didn't catch them outside the mh. We bought them already cooked outside of the grocery store. A great big bag of them, since the part that you actually eat (the tail) is such a small portion. Inside the grocery store, there was a huge vat of live crawfish that I wish I hadn't seen. Creeped me out. I hope I don't have bad dreams about them.  These are usually boiled in a cajun crab boil seasonings, along with potatoes and corn on the cob. 

Here's my dilemma. What is the easiest way to eat them? Head and body twist off easily, and no, I will not suck on that part like some people do. Ew. The hard part is getting the tail out. The shell is amazingly strong! The girl that cut my hair the other day said she just squeezes the tail and it slips right out. Um, no they don't. Any ideas?


  1. You are an adventurous lady, my friend....eeeewwwww :) I remember eating lobster once, when I was little...five, I think, and I really liked it - but something happened as I got older and I think that I'd have to be super hungry to pull one apart for eating. Maybe if someone just gave me the cooked meat ;)

    hahaha - nope, no ideas from this girl

  2. Sorry, can't help you with this!

  3. I've just re-turned to being a vegetarian after reading that! I don't 'do' recognisable live food.

  4. These are very popular in Sweden. In August when people are allowed to catch them here, there are often special crayfish parties held. I do think most people suck them... It's definitely "finger food". I'm with GB on this one though... I really can't eat things that are staring at me from the plate! And they are put in the boiling water while still alive...

  5. I'm so ignorant when it comes to eating and cooking seafood. You are the adventurous one my dear friend. Enjoy!