It’s spring and that means it’s crawfish season. Time to get a bunch of folks over and boil the little bastards alive.
When you pick a mudbug up - he'll spread his claws out and try to look as big and as mean as he can. He still looks delicious - no matter how hard he tries.
The equipment used in a crawfish boil. A good crawfish cooker makes a sound like a jet engine on idle.
There are plenty of things that go good with crawfish. A plate of good, briny, small oysters on the half shell is one of the best.
There are always a few that try to make an escape from the impending immolation.
You pour the cooked crawfish out onto a table covered in newsprint or brown paper (if you feel like bein' fancypants).
There's lots you can cook up with the crawfish. Corn, crabs - or here, sausage, garlic heads, and taters. It all takes the spice and the flavor of the crawfish.
And then it is time to chow down.