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2018 Hogcraw Boils & Meals

merkaba93 - Reply #6 on: May 20, 2018, 06:19:04 PM - Crawfish Bisque Stock
0 (0%)
merkaba93 - Reply #12 on: May 28, 2018, 01:59:04 PM - Crawfish Paella
2 (28.6%)
Whitenuckles - Reply #20 on: June 21, 2018, 12:09:50 PM - Traditional boil
0 (0%)
jagermiester - Reply #39 on: August 07, 2018, 11:01:42 PM - Huge traditional boil
1 (14.3%)
merkaba93 - Reply #43 on: August 12, 2018, 04:29:14 PM - Crawfish Andouille sausage corn dog & crawfish Vietnamese salad roll
1 (14.3%)
merkaba93 - Reply #45 on: August 26, 2018, 02:42:23 PM  - Crawfish Hush Puppies and a Remoulade sauce for dipping
0 (0%)
merkaba93 - Reply #46 on: August 26, 2018, 02:46:07 PM - Crawfish boil from scratch
3 (42.9%)
lewy - Reply #53 on: October 09, 2018, 08:48:50 AM - Elk steak, vegies from the garden and a couple bugs
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 7

Voting closed: November 15, 2018, 08:10:12 AM

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Offline Dtray332

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2018
« Reply #60 on: October 23, 2018, 01:32:34 PM »
I just stumbled across this thread. Those are some fine looking crawdads, just not what I'm used to in Louisiana. Are there some other Cajuns on here?
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2018
« Reply #61 on: November 01, 2018, 08:33:21 AM »
Well that's a wrap for the season.

Kind of sparse for entries this year but some nice crawdads none the less, merkaba93 you win with a nice 7 incher! PM inbound

I will get the boil poll up later today but my gut is telling me merkaba93 might have this in the bag too! :tup:

Thanks all for sharing this year...such a great pastime for all ages.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2018
« Reply #62 on: November 01, 2018, 09:13:15 AM »
Poll is up...get your votes in!
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2018
« Reply #63 on: November 01, 2018, 09:51:21 AM »
I didn't realize Washington had that many crawdad enthusiast's!

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2018
« Reply #64 on: November 02, 2018, 08:00:51 AM »
Crawfish Paella

After you get a batch of crawfish, cook and shell 25-50 of them reserving the tail meat. Leave 3-5 of the biggest ones whole to use as a garnish (optional). Use the shells of the others to make a seafood stock, make at least 5 cups of this stock.

1 can fire roasted tomatoes
1/2 onion chopped
3 garlic cloves minced
3 teaspoons paprika
1/4 cup peas
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cup calaspara or bomba rice (can usually find this in nice grocery stores, but if you need to amazon always works)
1/2 teaspoon saffron
5 cups seafood stock
1 cup dry white wine
Parsley diced
Lemon sliced into disks

Heat grill on medium. On your stove or side burner of your grill toast saffron in small pot for 2 min. Add 3 cups broth and wine bring to boil then keep warm. Also in a separate pot keep remaining 2 cups plain broth warm. Place paella pan on grill and heat. Add olive oil and saute onion for 3 min. Stir in tomatoes for and cook for 8 min. Add garlic peas paprika and salt for 30 seconds. Stir in rice until evenly coated and pat out level. Pour hot saffron liquid over rice. Cook for 12 min. Then pour plain broth so rice is just covered add crawfish tails around the pan. Cover grill and cook for another 10 min. Remove and let stand for 5 min. Garnish with parsley and lemon.

This recipe was made with a 16 in pan in mind. Works well for 2-4 people.

https://smile.amazon.com/Garcima-16-Inch-Enameled-Steel-Paella/dp/B000VX2036/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1541170132&sr=1-1&keywords=garcima+pan+16&dpID=31t%252BGk-LO2L&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
« Last Edit: November 02, 2018, 04:03:43 PM by merkaba93 »
Be Better than Cream of Mushroom Soup

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2018
« Reply #65 on: November 02, 2018, 08:10:17 AM »
Crawfish hushpuppies.

In a large bowl mix
3/4 cups medium or fine grind cornmeal
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Then add in
3/4 cups buttermilk
1 large egg

Whisk for about 5 seconds.
Fold in diced tail and claw meat from about 5-10 crawfish and 2 diced green onions.

Fry in veg or peanut oil at 350 until golden brown.

« Last Edit: November 02, 2018, 04:00:56 PM by merkaba93 »
Be Better than Cream of Mushroom Soup

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2018
« Reply #66 on: November 02, 2018, 08:14:56 AM »
Thanks for sharing your recipes merkaba93  :hello:
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2018
« Reply #67 on: November 02, 2018, 09:16:57 AM »
 :yeah:
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2018
« Reply #68 on: November 02, 2018, 04:06:34 PM »
These two were the hits of the season. Of the new recipes i was working on anyway. I'll be making them again for sure. If ya got the time and want to do something different with your crawfish I definitely recommend giving it a try.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2018
« Reply #69 on: November 19, 2018, 09:27:22 AM »
merkaba93 wins the boil poll, good job and some great dishes you shared thanks!

Prizes will be sent out...

Thanks everyone for another fun year.
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2018
« Reply #70 on: November 19, 2018, 02:39:12 PM »
There were some big crawdads this year. Water was good and very little pressure this summer. Next year is gonna be a 12er for sure.


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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2018
« Reply #71 on: December 05, 2018, 04:01:07 PM »
I enjoy a good crawdad feed like the rest of you.  I have a place that I visit once per summer and catch enough to enjoy through out the winter.  Here is one day of the three we go.

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2018
« Reply #72 on: December 07, 2018, 12:54:17 AM »
I enjoy a good crawdad feed like the rest of you.  I have a place that I visit once per summer and catch enough to enjoy through out the winter.  Here is one day of the three we go.


Wow! Impressive.
What kind of crawfish are those?
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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2018
« Reply #73 on: December 07, 2018, 01:10:02 PM »
I do not know my crawdad varieties... so I don't have a clue.  They taste good that is for sure.

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Re: Crawdad Mania - 2018
« Reply #74 on: December 07, 2018, 02:57:43 PM »
Those look like Rusty's to me with the bumps on the claws.

Plus that is quite a haul!
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