Shrimp Boil!

Last Saturday Lisa and I went to our first southern shrimp boil. We have lived in Alabama now for nearly 3 years and had never been to one. It was for a customer that I work with some so we decided to go check it out. It was a pretty rainy day and so we almost didn’t go but he had told me that he had bought over 200#’s of shrimp so we couldn’t resist. When we got there, we were amazed at all the food: there was boiled shrimp, fried shrimp, fried chicken, smoked pork, hot dogs (who would want to eat a hot dog with the rest of this food) potatoes, corn on the cob, and lastly 3 or 4 huge coolers full of crawfish. Neither Lisa nor I had ever eaten crawfish before but we decided to try it out. I put maybe 2 or 3 on my plate the first time. We went and sat down and I noticed the couple beside me had their plates completely LOADED with these things. Obviously, I’m a newby at this. We kinda kept eyeing this couple to see how to eat them and we pretty much figured it out. We went back and this time loaded our plates with crawfish. We starting talking to them about how we were “virgin” crawfish eaters and they asked, “are you sucking the heads?” The look on our faces must have been priceless because they busted up laughing at our lack of response. A little bit later they saw Lisa wiping the poop off of the meat before she ate it….another mistake evidently. They said that is too much work you just eat it all. Ok. Overall we both enjoyed the shrimp boil very much and next time we’ll be prepared on how to eat the crawfish too.

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~ by jmm2 on May 30, 2009.

One Response to “Shrimp Boil!”

  1. I’m thinking of you as your due date approaches, Lisa. Hope you are still doing well. We can’t wait to see pictures. I would love to send you an email. What is your email address? Mine is jagregory525@sbcglobal.net

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