MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6387 posts, RR: 50 Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 885 times:
I had some really good, spicy boiled Crawfish for lunch today with a cup of seafood Gumbo. Mmm mmm good. And some people I know don't even like seafood...such as my friend Alyssa. She was in for quite a shock a few years back when she came down here for a visit and of course I took her to some classic, old school, low key seafood joints in N.O. She was like "why do you guys eat so much seafood?" Hello! South Louisiana has some of the best seafood in the world....crabs, shrimp, oysters, crawfish, catfish...it's all good.
God bless the wonderful marine creatures that taste so good on French bread!!!
Next trip 6/12 - 6/15: MSY-SEA on AS, SEA-LAX on VX, LAX-N.O on Amtrak
IRelayer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 855 times:
Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 4): great photo ... was it taken specifically for this thread ... or was there some deeper metaphysical reason for it .... or were you just hammered out of your skull when you took it Wink
I love most things that come out of the sea; blue mussels, brown crabs ("Knieper" in low German), shrimps, salmon and calamari in particular. Halibut, herring, tuna and codfish are quite edible, too... as are lots of fresh water fish.
Good thing I'm pretty full right now, if else I'd blame MSYtristar for my hunger!
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ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 761 times:
Quoting CFCUQ (Reply 8):
What ??? !!! No Arctic Char there, Pep?
Nope, we can grill some Walrus Steaks . . . that's "seafood" isn't it?
I really do like all manner of seafood . . . shucks, I live in Alaska - can't get any better than that . . . I simply can't get past the crawfish thing.
Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 12): Nothing better than a good crawfish boil with potatoes and corn and super spicey.
I was in New Orleans in the late 90s during the "Crawfish Festival" . . . I managed to survive just eating 'regular' food. But I did try the crawfish boil later that weekend. I couldn't resist . . . some friends had a huge 50 gallon cooler filled with a fresh crawfish boil . . . they brought it to where we were (opposite side of Lake Ponchartrain at a State Park - can't remember the name) - in a Blackhawk . . . what the hell, the chopper had to come out there anyway . . . the potatoes, the corn, everything was awesome - just can't get past the crawfish.
RODOL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 699 times:
I don't know if you yanks get Rick Stein on your side of the pond, but he is far and away my favourite tv chef, his enthusiasm for seafood is infectious. He runs a seafood restaurant in Padstow, Cornwall.
SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 36
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 691 times:
Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 5): Want some seafood - c'mon up . . . we'll grill some Halibut . . . or Salmon . . .
Drool! Now thats what I am talking about! I have always wanted to go visit Alaska anyways......
I really love Coho Salmon (I think that is what they are called). Basically it is wild caught, cold water salmon. Not this color enhanced farm raised crap they mostly sell down here in Florida. I love to grill it on a cedar wood plank. Oh YUM!
About 9 years ago I went to MSY with a friend and he took me to a restaurant, a little hole in the wall, near the end of one of MSY's runways. Him and his whole family gorged on crawfish and turtle soup (GASP!). I ended up with a grilled cheese sandwich. They all thought that was hilarious! I just cannot get past how gross the crawfish look inside not to mention sucking them out! Shudder.....
My husband loves them so I do cook them up on occasion for him but I sure as heck wont touch them! LOL!
I also despise lobster! I think I am about the only female in the world who does not like the stuff. I have tried lobster time and time again at all kinds of restaurants from Red Lobster (I know, I know, they suck) to Charlies Steak House (a very expensive, uppity place here in Tampa and a few other cities that has the best steak and food ANYWHERE!) I even bought one (I had them kill the poor thing, no way I could it!) and cooked it up myself for my husband! Still didnt like it.
Just last week we went to Disney and stayed at the Wilderness hotel thing, anyways we ate at a restaurant near Planet Hollywood (it was a huge floating boat restaurant, I forget what it was called) and my husband had some lobster that was from Australia, again, as usual, I tried a bite, WHOA! Wait a minute! Whats this?! I found a lobster I might actually be able to eat! The waiter said this kind of Australian lobster is the only kind he liked too! Now where can I find Australian lobster in Tampa? Sigh.
As far as seafood goes, my favorite thing in the world is Alaskan King Crab legs!! Oh I can go to town on that stuff!
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 37
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 643 times:
Quoting SWA TPA (Reply 23): About 9 years ago I went to MSY with a friend and he took me to a restaurant, a little hole in the wall, near the end of one of MSY's runways. Him and his whole family gorged on crawfish and turtle soup (GASP!).
Just noticed this thread.....sounds like you visited Harbor Seafood on Williams Blvd just north of the airport. Hate the wait, but love the food!
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
: I eat fresh Maine lobster a couple times a year, delivered from either an F-18, or F-14. They call them "lobster runs" where they go on training flig
: I've never really understood how people can eat much seafood around Louisiana, what with all the garbage that's pumped into the Mississippi River. Now