Marie’s Crawfish Tarts

Springtime in Louisiana means that it’s time for crawfish. These crustaceans live in the swamps and in the springtime they grow and come out of their burrows. The tails, when peeled, are large enough to eat for a feast. A Louisiana delicacy. A spring crawfish boil is a ritual here in South Louisiana and the traditional way to eat crawfish.¬† Continue reading

Louisiana Lagniappe: Crawfish & Beyond the Swamp

Lagniappe is French for “a little something extra.” Crawfish is definitely one of the more unique foods that Louisiana has to offer. Call the freshwater crustrations¬†by either mudbugs, crayfish or crawfish. In Louisiana they are big enough to eat; it is not springtime without boiled crawfish. I also like peeled crawfish tails prepared in dishes such as crawfish etouffee and bisque.

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