Photo-A-Day May 2021

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  • ggbutcherggbutcher Posts: 324Member
    edited May 7

    ggbutcher said:

    Today's lunch:


    I hate you. No, really. ;)
    My brother-in-law has perfected the process of boiling crawfish: washing, purging, seasoning, then incremental boiling so you always have hot crawfish... My mother thinks I come to visit her, yeah, right... :wink:

    For those not familiar, crawfish are a staple of Cajun cooking in Southern Louisiana, USA, where I'm from. My favorite is crawfish etouffee, tails in a sauce served over rice. Hmm, it's almost lunch time... :smiley:

    Oh, @mhedges, you're making me jones for train picture-taking; an opportunity comes in about a month or so...
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  • mhedgesmhedges Posts: 2,098Member
    @ggbutcher it was a good time even though the weather was frustrating.

    J valve gear
  • Capt_SpauldingCapt_Spaulding Posts: 597Member
    @ggbutcher My wife is from near Lafayette. She's a pretty accomplished Cajun cook. Seeing those mudbugs has me aching for some etouffee, or gumbo, or court bullion.

    The railroad pictures are really cool. We don't have many of those down here, so I'm thinking about trying my hand at shrimp boats. We do have plenty of those and the post "great texas freezeout" period seems to be looking better for them.
  • ggbutcherggbutcher Posts: 324Member
    This is not artistic, journalistic, or sports-listic, it's specifically to torment @Capt_Spaulding in his egregious deficit... :lol:



    Crawfish etouffee on the right, creole-style, which is a tomato sauce base, no roux. Accompanied by stewed cabbage and a squash-zucchini mix, cooked "Southern style"

    Y'know, Wal-Marts most everwhere in the USA carry frozen packs of crawfish tail meat; when I was rotating in and out of Alaska, I'd stop at the Fairbanks Wal-Mart and pick up a couple of packs before I headed into the boonies...
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,354Member
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  • Capt_SpauldingCapt_Spaulding Posts: 597Member
    edited May 10
    @ggbutcher - Oh my man, you just keep rubbing salt in the wound. I can't say I've had creole style etouffee, just the cajun roux based. Where we live the frozen tail packs are the only way to really get crawfish. We pick up a couple of packages every month or two and the wife whips up a batch. The upside is it's a lot less time consuming than gumbo and the frozen tail meat bypasses a lot of the work. Looks really good, hope you enjoyed it. Eat another plate for me. :'(
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  • mhedgesmhedges Posts: 2,098Member
    edited May 10
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  • ggbutcherggbutcher Posts: 324Member

    @ggbutcher - Oh my man, you just keep rubbing salt in the wound. I can't say I've had creole style etouffee, just the cajun roux based. Where we live the frozen tail packs are the only way to really get crawfish. We pick up a couple of packages every month or two and the wife whips up a batch. The upside is it's a lot less time consuming than gumbo and the frozen tail meat bypasses a lot of the work. Looks really good, hope you enjoyed it. Eat another plate for me. :'(

    Y're right, it's the easiest best-est dish there is. My mom is from near Arnaudville, and they made it with just the trinity vegetables (onion, celery, bell pepper) tomato sauce, and a bit of water. Oh, and seasoning to taste. One more serving in the fridge...
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,354Member
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  • CEBluecloudsCEBlueclouds Posts: 1,626Member
    ...dropped catch...
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  • mhedgesmhedges Posts: 2,098Member
    First day shooting with the Z 24-200. Pretty happy with it so far; I think I'll be getting rid of my 24-70 F4 lens.

    DZ6_6516
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  • mhedgesmhedges Posts: 2,098Member
    Scoring shot from the last regular season soccer game. Season ending tournament is this weekend. And weather is supposed to be good for a change!

    Goal!
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,354Member
    Love those long steam engines and diesel engines.

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  • CEBluecloudsCEBlueclouds Posts: 1,626Member
    ...Spur-winged lapwing..... spurs on the wings can be see quite clearly...
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