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Old 03-04-2011, 07:46 PM   #1
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Crawfish...

Ok! I have a question... I have heard so much about crawfish. I was watching on the cooking channel a couple of days ago and they were showing people sucking on crawfish. In this weeks sales add for the local grocery store they have crawfish on sale.


Ok! here comes the dumb question.


Just what are those people sucking out of those crawfish?

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Old 03-04-2011, 07:54 PM   #2
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That's probably one of those things you shouldn't know.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:55 PM   #3
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The juice in the head. It is a delicacy.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:58 PM   #4
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Uck! Gross! Discusting! Ewww!
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:00 PM   #5
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Told ya!
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:05 PM   #6
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Well I know for sure I won't be buying any crawfish in the near or far future. lol
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:15 PM   #7
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Don't knock it, if you haven't tried it. No worse than raw oysters, and very tasty.
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:35 AM   #8
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My wife is a croatian, some of her family are fishermen, the most prized part of a fish to them is the head, she will not buy fish fillets over here unless they show her the head then if its ok she will take that to. My wife will not eat anything with cooked cheese in it.
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:45 AM   #9
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No cooked cheese, Bolas? Not even a pizza?
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:03 AM   #10
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The famous saying is "Eat tail and suck head". Gimme a sack of mud bugs, some Wayne Toups music, Abita beer and laissez les bons temps rouler!



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No cooked cheese, Bolas? Not even a pizza?
no mate,not even on pizza, or grated on pasta, she will eat it in burek or spanakopita but only when they are cold.
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no mate,not even on pizza, or grated on pasta, she will eat it in burek or spanakopita but only when they are cold.
I had to look those up The spanakopita sound delicious.

I could see me eating a mess of crayfish, but I don't know sitting here if I'd suck the head or not... not knowing what is in the thorax region of a lobster. That would have to be something I'd have to not think about until I found out how good it must be. I realize you are only sucking the juice, but still...
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:25 AM   #13
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What one is after when sucking crawfish heads is the hepatapancreas...It is the digestive gland/organ of the digestive tract. It contains a lot of fat and is loaded up with crawfish flavor...It is commonly and locally referred to as “fat” This ‘fat’ (intense crawfish flavor) is the prize when sucking crawfish heads... along with the seasoned boiling liquid. Its yellow/orange color is what gives crawfish Etouffee its distinctive color. ~~ The heads of crawfish and shrimp make excellent stock due to this “fat”



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Old 03-06-2011, 01:47 AM   #14
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Bob mate if you google Scampi Buzara and sub crawfish you will have a croatian sucking fest.Click image for larger version

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Old 03-06-2011, 01:57 AM   #15
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I remember having crawdads once. I was on vacation with my parents at Lake Tahoe. Our neighbours caught a bunch of crayfish and shared with my parents. They cooked and served them like small lobsters. They were really yummy. We didn't suck on the heads
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Don't knock it, if you haven't tried it. No worse than raw oysters, and very tasty.

Never even tried an oyster
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:11 PM   #17
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I'll just stick to eating my fish without the heads intact, my lobster, and shrimp and leave the rest to all whom enjoy it. lol
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