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    Louisiana Crawfish

    Generally, Crawfish season runs from January through June when harvested in the wild, but that all depends on the weather. Pond harvested Crawfish can begin as early as mid-November, and last until mid, to late July.

    With most of the southern part of Louisiana beginning the Crawfish Harvesting Season now, I thought some of you may be interested in how Crawfish is harvested in Louisiana. Although Crawfish can be harvested in flood-ways and swamps, the video below is of Pond Harvesting in flooded fields.

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    I like eating crawfish, but I hate dealing with processing them - boiling, peeling, etc. Just like eating crabs when I lived in Baltimore - too much work for too little meat!

    Give me crab cakes or etouffee without the work!
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    Louisiana Crawfish

    We grilled steaks one night this week. My oldest son isn't a fan so I made a couple crab legs for him. Not enough meat for the work was my exact thought. The crawfish looked like the meat came out somewhat easier. Crab cakes are great though!
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    I have never tried these little criters they look good-kinda. when i worked down next to Washington D.C, i nick named one fella (crawl dad) might of been some of old cajuns relation-i don't know he acted a lot like old cajun he was from dowwn that way(louisanna) he ran our one little dragline with a clam busting stumps and feeding the fire pit. he even made me a nice hitch for my old ford f-250 to haul my wrecked car back home. he always wanted us to try them things too. i prefer red meat and white meat.
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    It was made once when we were down there. Very good but I stayed hungry during the whole time I was eating. Never did get full, just got tired of eating them. Think I ate for an hour. They are very good when made to your taste.
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    I might be one of the few Cajuns that don't like crawfish that much.
    Shrimp good, crabs good, but crawfish, not so much.
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    Eating/Picking crabs (and I assume it's much the same for crawfish) is more of a social event rather than a meal, you pick, you eat, you gossip, and you drink-then repeat many times over.
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    I'll eat them with you flyweight.👍
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Eating/Picking crabs (and I assume it's much the same for crawfish) is more of a social event rather than a meal, you pick, you eat, you gossip, and you drink-then repeat many times over.
    Removing the tail meat from boiled, or steamed Crawfish is much, much easier than picking meat from crab parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyweight View Post
    Removing the tail meat from boiled, or steamed Crawfish is much, much easier than picking meat from crab parts.

    That's definitely true. The ones I have had have been pretty small though. If I could get big ones like in the video, I may feel differently. I'm still pretty lazy though, someone else doing the work of peeling them will always be my choice!
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