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Old 04-02-2014, 11:26 PM   #21
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Thank you, Andy!

It's been many decades since I've had them, and it was indeed a yummy dish. Back then, you couldn't get them frozen in the supermarkets. There was a popular chain restaurant in CA (can't remember the name) that offered a 'steak and langostino' dinner. I probably wouldn't have ordered that if it were called 'steak and mudbugs'.
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:28 PM   #22
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Well, they both look a bit like little lobsters. ;)
Yes, they do!
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:44 PM   #23
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Gosh, last time I had them was in 1985. I was working in camp and there was a lake on the territory of the camp. That lake had millions (ok maybe less) of them. Couple of friends and I went "fishing" for the craw-fish. We end up with two big buckets full, huge ones, almost as big as a lobster. The chef cooked them for us. After campers went to sleep, we went and bought a lot of beer, oh my that was some feast.
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:51 PM   #24
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Charlie, you eat shellfish?
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Charlie, you eat shellfish?
1985, before he started keeping kosher.
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:04 PM   #26
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Andy, I started keeping Kosher in 1999. Long after I came to America, where information and life is free.

P.S. the only one thing I knew about kosher was that we are not supposed to eat pork.
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:07 PM   #27
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Andy, I started keeping Kosher in 1999. Long after I came to America, where information and life is free.

P.S. the only one thing I knew about kosher was that we are not supposed to eat pork.
I did not realize this was a recent change.
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:29 PM   #28
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yeah, it was a major life change, probably just as drastic as move from Soviet Union to USA.

So before that I had a chance to taste all kind of things that are not only Not Kosher, they are probably barely edible period.
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Back on track... Truffled crawfish mac and cheese. That's what we had for dinner last night. Used Gruyere and fontina, with parm and panko topping. Trying to avoid going to the grocery just because we don't feel like it so cleaning out the freezer, fridge and pantry last few nights. We've had some pretty interesting but surprisingly good meals.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:36 AM   #30
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Crawfish/Crayfish (mud bugs) are fresh water crustaceans and Langastino's are salt water crustaceans.

The ones I bought were from South America and had little taste. The texture was right, but no flavor at all.
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Old 09-14-2014, 10:35 PM   #31
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actually if you really want to do something with those tails I have a very good and very simple recipe for Crawfish Fettuccine. it is very good
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:03 AM   #32
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actually if you really want to do something with those tails I have a very good and very simple recipe for Crawfish Fettuccine. it is very good

Being that the original question is oh, about 4 years old, I am sure those tails are long gone, however there might be other people who are interested. Why don't you post it in a new thread. I think it would be a great idea.
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:03 PM   #33
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I was the OP 4 years ago and I've never bought them again. They really didn't impress me.
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I was the OP 4 years ago and I've never bought them again. They really didn't impress me.
Somehow I'm not surprised. We've never been real happy with the few packages we've bought that are commercially produced, even the ones from LA. And the ones from China, let's not even go there.

Regardless, my feeling is they are something that for the first time you should have the whole experience: A boil (with a good cook) with the company of some friends sitting around sucking head and eating tail, and, of course, drinking beer to cool the fire.
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:18 PM   #35
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Somehow I'm not surprised. We've never been real happy with the few packages we've bought that are commercially produced, even the ones from LA. And the ones from China, let's not even go there.

Regardless, my feeling is they are something that for the first time you should have the whole experience: A boil (with a good cook) with the company of some friends sitting around sucking head and eating tail, and, of course, drinking beer to cool the fire.
Now THAT I'd love!! I'll BYOW.......
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