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Old 04-18-2010, 08:47 AM   #1
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Blue crab, crawfish boil pix

Wanted the kids to try something new, and have another crawfish boil. Ordered a dozen blue crab, steamed 8 and boiled 4. Also had the crawfish boil and did some shrimp, U12 w/head on, also new to us(size and head on)

Alot of work for the meat on the crab, they didn't care for that. Crawfish was a hit, again. Got the kids to suck the heads, they really liked the taste of the juice!

The shrimp.....well the really nice guy who did the cook'n over cooked the shrimp. Did I mention he is a really nice guy? They were still "ok" but not the best.

Very few dead crawfish, can't say enough good things about LA crawfish co.

Here are some pix.

1 Dead crab.















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Old 04-18-2010, 01:02 PM   #2
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You boiled blue crab? Oh the horror!

The dead one was too blue.. I know ya had em shipped but you want them looking muddy. Beautiful Blues tend to be too light in the meat department vs size.

Looks like you had a good time though, and looks right tastey.
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:42 PM   #3
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You boiled blue crab? Oh the horror!

The dead one was too blue.. I know ya had em shipped but you want them looking muddy. Beautiful Blues tend to be too light in the meat department vs size.

Looks like you had a good time though, and looks right tastey.
I only did 4 of them! C'mon!

That is interesting about the color. Thanks, Frank! btw, it was a good time.

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Old 04-18-2010, 08:12 PM   #4
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Speaking of crawfish. Why is it so small? Back in Ukraine when we would catch some for diner or lunch, well or for any other times in the day. It was always very big. Size of a lobster at least. Why is it?

Oh and there is no better side for a bit than crawfish.
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:42 PM   #5
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looks just wonderful to me. wish my mkt. did a better job with sea food. i love lobster and they never have it.
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:59 AM   #6
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Speaking of crawfish. Why is it so small? Back in Ukraine when we would catch some for diner or lunch, well or for any other times in the day. It was always very big. Size of a lobster at least. Why is it?

Oh and there is no better side for a bit than crawfish.
I guess we call the big ones, lobster size, well...lobsters. IIRC, I read that real big crawfish are in the 8-10/# size.

If the crawfish you had were the size of lobsters, how could you tell them apart? Claws? Sounds interesting, and delicious!
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:24 PM   #7
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If the crawfish you had were the size of lobsters, how could you tell them apart?


Well, maybe it was a size of not a very big lobster. Lobsters do not live in rivers or pans/lakes. And on the opposite crawfish is not a sea/ocean creature either.

What is 8-10/# represent?


Oh, also I meant to say “the best side for the Beer” not “bit”, how did I ménage that I don’t know.
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...What is 8-10/# represent? ...
That tells you there is an average of 8 to 10 items per pound. That's the way shrimp are sized as well.
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Thank you Andy. So by the same token how many avarage lobsters per pound?
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sorry.

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