Road Trip New Orleans: The Art of the Crawfish Boil
I just spent the past week down in New Orleans for my brother’s graduation from law school. (We can never have enough lawyers!) While I have previously posted about my love for crawfish, I was fortunate enough during my visit to be invited to a backyard crawfish boil. The recipe for a crawfish boil is simple enough:
- Take giant boiling cauldron of water and add boil mix. Let boil for 10-15 minutes or until boil mix is dissolved and well incorporated.
- Add potatoes, onions, heads of garlic, lemons, sausage and crawfish. (Our hosts also included mushrooms and artichokes — a nice, new twist that I found quite enjoyable.)
- Cook for 20 minutes or until ingredients are just barely cooked.
- Turn off heat and allow food to seep in boil mix for an additional 10-15 minutes.
- Drain and remove contents from boil mix. Spread contents onto giant tables.
- Enjoy with good friends and cold beer.
Photographic evidence or it didn’t happen, right?