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Old 08-08-2011, 07:10 PM   #1
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Mudbugs

The countdown starts.

Crayfish to me as a child, lifting rocks in the creek and catching them for no purpose other than to say I did, keeping them for a few days and then walking them back down to the creek and dumping them back in. Later I learned they were also called crawfish. Probably a dialect thing And later yet... mudbugs. Mudbugs? Yes, mudbugs... No matter, those bugs got some nice tail! And they look just like miniature lobsters!!!

So being foodies we all like to try a new recipe that catches our eye. And we all like to try new food... within reason. You know me and weird veggies And a new dining experience usually leaves a lasting impression. So the countdown begins until Wednesday when I can tie all of these things together.

I just placed an order for 10 lbs of mudbugs!

Armed with a couple TV shows under my belt, along with some youtube vids, most of with are pathetic, the supplier's website instructions, and anything offered in this thread... hint, hint, hint, Wednesday you all know what I'll be having for dinner.
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:24 PM   #2
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Apparently, they are edible anywhere. Some years ago, a friend complained they were digging up her backyard. She had hundreds. I looked online, and found out she could cook and eat them, here on the banks of the Missisip! Who knew? I doubt that she did, though.

Not sure if they would be the same as those homegrown in Naw'lins. We always called them crawdads or crayfish.
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:30 PM   #3
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I've boiled them and eaten the tail before, like one or two we ran across when froggin' back when I camped. I'm really looking forward to doing a whole feast of them.
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In southern Louisiana they used to be popular bar food right along side peanuts and pretzels. A cold beer and a handful of crawdads... Ummm... And don't forget to suck on the heads, the tastiest part!
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:20 AM   #6
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pac, this may sound weird but when you get tired of eating them plainly boiled, try this. peel the tails, then toss with some scallions and a good hot sauce into fettucini alfredo. oh baby it's good stuff.

oh yeah, and any bad ones are great bait for big bass.
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Thanks for the idea Bucky. I'm sure I'll have some left over. They are supposed to freeze well after they have been cooked.

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Thanks for the idea Bucky. I'm sure I'll have some left over. They are supposed to freeze well after they have been cooked.

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Make sure you clean all the fat off the tails before you freeze. It will go rancid even in the freezer. Speaking from experience.

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Wednesday you all know what I'll be having for dinner.
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Make sure you clean all the fat off the tails before you freeze. It will go rancid even in the freezer. Speaking from experience.

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I thought I had read something like that somewhere... this place says you can freeze them whole though, as long as they are cooked first. You can even buy them precooked and frozen whole...
I think I'll heed your advice and clean the meat from the tail and just freeze the meat. It seems to make more sense.
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