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(Roland) #81


#82

Looks like that was done right!


(Roland) #83

I would hope so or my New Orleans citizenship would be revoked


(Tom T) #84

Graduation party for our daughter today, Rutgers commencement tomorrow. Dodged the rain and had a nice party. Some pics, some not so great.

Daughter made the focaccia, and the suppli. I bought the fryer and we did the basics, burgers, dogs, and sausage on the Weber kettle. !

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(Tom T) #85

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Did one dog in the deep fryer for my dad


#86

Wow those crawdads are looking might tasty! I haven’t had a good crawdad meal in a long time.

Tom, only one fried dog? Lol. Dad must have been a happy camper. Looks like a great time.


#87

Forgive my NO experience, but is there anyway to rejuvenate that? Say you have a huge pot full left over. Do you simmer it back up or make a soup/stew the next day or two…just kind of wondering.


(Roland) #88

I typically just eat the leftover crawfish as is, some people make a chowder, my grandmother used to make crawfish bisque, but not a lot of people do that anymore because it is so labor intensive, peeling the crawfish, cleaning the heads, grinding the meat, stuffing the heads etc.

I will be making potato salad today with the leftover potatoes, and using the leftover mushrooms in a rice dish


(Lost in translation) #89

Breakfast tacos, Juanitos chorizo.


#90

Congratulations on your daughter’s graduation, and nice party! :slight_smile:


(Lost in translation) #91

He’s still looking for you…


(Lost in translation) #92

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(Junior) #93

Mother’s Day surf and turf. Broccoli rabe and Mac n cheese as sides.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the HO moms!!


#94

Bone in, my style. Where did you get those strips?


(Junior) #95

Foodtown Red Bank has them and the lobster tails on sale, 5.99lbs, get it while they last!


#96

Thanks for the response. Good luck with leftovers. Do you have any spots around Monmouth County doing crawdads? I know drew does some dishes but I’m wondering if any other spots are around.


#97

Not cooking today, but what did the lobster tails run?

Back in the day I used to get “barely legal” :wink:
bugs and they were amazing. I’d rock out more of these than you can imagine. They were like jumbo shrimp but better.

Some NJ buggers from a few years ago.

We might as well post a pic of Pierre lol.


(Roland) #98

No and in all honesty if there were I wouldn’t eat them. When I lived in Hoboken there was a bar, Oddfellow’s, names after a cemetery in New Orleans, that had crawfish during crawfish season and they were horrible and expensive.
I will be going to Sussex in June for Michael Arnone’s crawfish festival. Lot of good New Orleans music and crawfish


(Greg Caggiano) #99

Had some homemade clam chowder tonight that my mom made yesterday. Delicious.

As a side note, $4 for “name brand” oysterettes in Shop Rite. $1 for the store brand. Same damn product.


#100

What do you consider expensive up there?

People are crawfish crazy down here, everyday Houstonians, Louisiana ex-pats from the oil industry and Katrina, and a large Vietnamese population doing it their own style.

I haven’t been to a restaurant yet but have drawn a line in the sand at 7.99 preferring 2.99 and less cooked at home.

These are all Louisiana crawfish trucked in daily.

I am jealous of your lobster prices, 14.99 the norm with 7.99 to 9.99 around holidays.