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Old 05-25-2006, 11:48 AM   #1
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Ideas for crawdads, crayfish, whatever you call them

One more question, hopefully I can get a few replies before we leave tomorrow morning for the backpacking trip.

I totally forgot that there is a ton of crawdads in the river that we will be packing along. Anyone have any good prep ideas? I have had them boiled but I have never actually cooked them myself though. What is a good seasoning/sauce for them? Any idea about how long to boil them?

Keep in mind, we will be backpacking so I cant take anything parishable

Thanks for any ideas
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Old 05-25-2006, 11:52 AM   #2
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I've only had them once... steamed and then dumped in butter.
Have a great trip!
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Old 05-25-2006, 12:01 PM   #3
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Are you wanting to boil them or just other recipes for crawfish?

We love crawfish pie.

I think a great idea would be a crawfish bake with
corn, sausage, potatoes, onions and cabbage, with cajun seasoning,
grilled garlic bread, don't forget the beer and napkins.

Never tried this but sounds fun
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lol... all those potatoes would get pretty heavy in the backpack.

It sure sounds good though.
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lol... all those potatoes would get pretty heavy in the backpack.

It sure sounds good though.

Need to put everyone to work invite lots of friends and family
have them join in the fun.
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or bring along a few Lamas to carry everything.
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Old 05-25-2006, 12:13 PM   #7
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That does sound really good but I agree, unless we had some horses to carry all of those potatoes Im not sure I would survive the trip with all of that weight. Maybe that would be a good warm up, I have a physical test for Phoenix fire coming up in July, that would be a good leg workout for sure
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Old 05-25-2006, 12:19 PM   #8
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Boil them! Here's a recipe for a huge amount, but you'll get the idea.

http://www.cajun-recipes.com/html/seafood/31344.htm

Since you are back-packing, you're not going to have room for all that stuff. I'd just mix up the seasoning and put it in a ziplock bag. You do need lemon juice...a small bottle of Realemon will be OK for this, and will come in handy if you grill any of the fish you catch.

Have a great time, and stay safe!
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I love mudbugs cooked many different ways. I generally boil them, but sauteed tails in a scampi fashion works out great.

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Old 05-25-2006, 02:07 PM   #10
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Hi my65289stang,

This is backpacking, so what I would do is get some Old Bay Seasoning (it is a powder, sold in metal cans, but would transfer the stuff to a plastic bag), add some garlic powder, and if you like, some cayenne powder.

Boil some water, toss in some of the Old Bay mix, and bring the water to a boil.

Would then add the crawdaddies, and let boil for about 8 - 10 minutes.

There are other ways we might fix them, but not if we have to carry the fixings.

Enjoy the trip.
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