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Posted 18 May 2008 - 07:02 PM
Long time no post. But here I am to pass along a little 411 gained from my latest crawfish boil.
I've ordered live crawfish from Cajun Grocer several times with good results. Last year, though, they annoyed me a bit by telling me that my boil seasonings would be included with the 100# of mudbugs I'd ordered. The shipment arrived 2 hours before I had 50 guests arriving, and NO SEASONING!
Anyhoo, HungryC suggested that I try Bayou Bounty next time. So I called them the other day and was astounded by their shipping price -- $212 to ship 40#! More than double the $90 charge for the crawfish. If I'd wanted to drag my ass to BWI airport, shipping would have been only $65.
So I sucked it up and ordered from Cajun Grocer -- $187 for 40#, including shipping! And this time, the seasoning was there. Yay.
More about the boil and some pics are here.
Posted 19 May 2008 - 12:37 PM
Though I noticed this morning that the racoons feasted on remains. I could have made a bisque with all the nicely cleaned out thoraxes I found.
As for the shipping prices, I guess Bayou Bounty just hasn't built up enough out of state traffic to get low shipping rates like Cajun Grocer. C'est la vie. I still appreciate the tip.
Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:39 AM
I just ordered some early season crawfish last week - FEDEX damaged the box - out of my 10# order, probably 7-8 pounds came dead and crushed... this was a first for me with lacrawfish - but I emailed them, and they were happy to give me a refund or store credit.... very easy to deal with...
Usually, when their crawfish come in, they're big, lively and very tasty - with only a couple of dead ones in the whole 10#.... They also include a pack of their boil (which is really really good) plus a can of creole seasoning which between the two make a great crawfish boil.... I just add some garlic cloves and a couple of halved lemons to the pot in addition to the boil....
Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:44 AM
I've gotten some andouille from Poche before and it's great... but was wondering how it compared to some of the other brands out there - Comeaux's, Richards, Tonys, etc... Also, which are your favorite boudin and tasso???
I've heard Cochon Butcher makes some great stuff - I'll check them out the next time I'm down there - probably in April.... but does anyone know if they ship??