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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.)
  3. Cook for 20 minutes or until ingredients are just barely cooked.
  4. Turn off heat and allow food to seep in boil mix for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  5. Drain and remove contents from boil mix.  Spread contents onto giant tables.
  6. Enjoy with good friends and cold beer.

Photographic evidence or it didn’t happen, right?

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