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How to peel a crawfish and other tales from the Great Crawfish Boil of 2009

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There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God — Ecclesiastes 2:24

My wife’s family is from Houma, La., deep down in the bayou.

Their favorite way to celebrate (no special occasion necessary) is a crawfish boil. If you’re from the south, but unfamiliar with crawfish boils, they’re very similar to a lowcountry boil, except there’s way more cayenne pepper involved, among a few other things.

In honor of Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day and any other times when you find yourself wanting to entertain a bunch of people outdoors with a new and “exotic” food experience, I submit that crawfish boils rule.

We had nearly 70 relatives, friends and newspring family join us, and we put a serious hurting on 140 pounds of fresh-from-the-Louisiana-coast crawfish and 80 pounds of shrimp.

It was our Sixth Annual Crawfish Boil, and the best yet by far, so we’re already planning next years to be bigger and better. If you’re in the Upstate of South Carolina sometime in April next year, check in with us, because you might be able to come and see for yourself what it’s all about at chez Charalambi.

If this bog or the clip has given you a taste (bwahaha) of the experience, and you’re interested in having a go yourself, here’s a really good article on how to cook a crawfish boil. (I always seem to forget that I now have access to a Flip video camera, and I am now kicking myself that I never captured the cooking process on video, too.)

If you’re entertaining guests today, go all out and do it all for the glory of God!

And don’t forget to honor those who serve to protect our liberty to enjoy his blessings.


Written by NickCharalambous

May 25, 2009 at 1:20 pm

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  1. Loving the cheesy smile at the end

    Nathan Edwards

    May 25, 2009 at 1:29 pm

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