On the Menu Monday #4

Tonight's On the Menu Monday is the beginning of my "cajun style" cooking...
Mardi Gras is upon us....and I LOVE me some Nawlins cookin'!

So last night, I made a Crawfish Boil - YUMMMO.

hehe - A was all excited about them


let me "disclose"

If you are from Mississippi or Lousiana, this is NOT the real deal.
This is a "Florida Girl's" way of doing it.

The best way is to get FRESH crawfish, straight from the levies....yummm!!!

Anyway - 

Boil a big ole pot of water - best if you have one of those BIG pots that have a colander that you can stick in it, but again, I don't have that.

Add the seasoning. You can just use a bag of the crawfish seasoning - or look online for other people's recipes for the seasoning. There are a million and one ways to make the rub. So I just opted for the bag - and added some bay leaves.

Bring it to a boil.

I cut up the veggies.... corn, celery, potatoes, garlic, onion, and lemon.

After about 20 minutes or so, add in all the veggioes.

Then you add in the crawfish.

Now, the crawfish I get are already pretty clean,  but make sure to rinse them off really good before you put them in the pot!

(oh my goodness - so yummy!)

Then you dump it on a table that is covered in trashbags and/or newspaper - and YUMMMY!
Oh wait - forgot to tell you what we use as a "dip."

yep - a mix of ketchup and mayo - and some hot sauce if you like it hot.

I was going to show you a picture of how you eat them...peeling them and such, but umm... we were too busy digging in! lol

And the best part about clean up??

pick up the trash bag, and voila! clean up is done! lol

Want some more ideas for Nawlins cookin'??

One of my FAVORITE posts from Plain Chicken has TONS of great ideas - Cajun Favorites - and last year, I actually made a lot of them.

And one of my favorite go-to meals is Bayou Gumbo (it's in a crockpot - I know - don't throw tomatoes, please!)

Check out my post on it from lats year - HERE

And I made these too - mmmm

Ok - if your mouth's not watering yet, I don't' know what WILL make it water. mmmmm....

Ok - I will be back soon with the giveaway winners!!

Have a yummy menu recipe?? Link up!


Journey of a Substitute Teacher (Ms. T) said...

Hahaha I love your hubby's expression :)

Reminds me of a place in Seattle where they dump stuff on the table!
Journey of a Substitute Teacher

Kristin said...

I have never had crawfish. Ever.
You make me want some.

Unknown said...

I've never had crawfish either but it looks yummy. I have had king cake (because I took French for 6 years and my teacher loved Mardi Gras). Your looks so pretty!

Swimming into Second

Halle said...

I'm in the same boat at Kristin & Courtney...never tasted crawfish, but you might have swayed me.

And those donuts, or whatever they are...YUM!!!

Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

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