This weekend I had the pleasure of eating mud bugs (aka crawfish) for the first time. Up until recently I had been to grossed out to try crawfish. I thought you had to suck the heads to eat them. And there was no way I was ever going to do that. Thankfully a friend of mine, a true Cajun set the record straight. After which I willing agreed to try them.
The way you cook mud bugs is very interesting. I didn't realize you had to do it out side and I didn't realize how long it took. First you have to get everything ready.
Then you cook the trimmings first. By trimmings I mean potatoes, corn on the cob, mushrooms and sausages. They give the the water flavor and taste yummy boiled with the spices. For the spices they used Louisiana crab boil and Zatarans seasonings mix. I was very nervous about the seasonings. I don't like spicy food but I found it to be enjoyable and not to hot. After you put the trimmings. You start cooking the crawfish.You cook them for five minutes and then you let them sit for five minutes and then let them sit for five minutes. After that they are ready to eat. Now, they are not the easiest seafood to eat but once you get the hang of it you're good to go. First you crack the shell and then peel the meat out. What do they taste like? Well I think that they taste just like shrimp. That's great because I can't eat shrimp because I am allergic to them. Now I have a wonderful alternative. Crawfish are quickly becoming one of my favorite foods.
Have you ever had mud bugs? Would you try them? What are your favorite foods?
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