Crawfish Before the Flood
May 16, 2011 1 Comment
William Johnson of Gannett Louisiana News has an article about a subject near and dear to my heart…..CRAWFISH. It appears there is a mixed reaction as to what impact the Mississippi River Flood of 2011 will have on crawfish prices. The Morganza Spillway is open and sending floodwaters racing through the Atchafalaya Basin. What I didn’t know until I read the article is that most crawfish are now pond raised. In fact, it is estimated that wild crawfish only make up about 10 percent of the annual harvest in Louisiana.
Not wanting to take any chances on supply, demand or price increases, the Junior Class of Terry Highschool decided to have a boil last Saturday and I helped cook the mudbugs. After determining how many mouths needed to be fed, I started out by calling my old friend Kelly Ray at T’Beaux’s Crawfish in Clinton, MS to place an order. 6 1/2 sacks with seasoning.
The crawfish, like the cook, appear a little plump.
My little helper was ready for the day.
First batch ready for the water.
After a full day of chasing other dogs and eating crawfish, my pup decided to take a nap under the truck.