Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fear of a Bug Planet

I'm pretty sure that if insects ever become sentient, I'll be among the first to die.


Mise en scene: The day before my birthday. Me and my old roommate Marty convene at Cleveland's West  Side Market.


What could all those spices possibly be used for?...What?...Diabolical?...Boiling??


Later, at my old apartment, now occupied by my pal Bruce...


Hm...Corn...Potatoes...Andouille Sausage...Herbs...Lemons...


Is that a gas line under that pot?


My goodness...It is!...

Mud Bugs!
The horror...


The horror!


The delicious horror!

Crawfish Boil Spice Blend:
  • 3 parts powdered Onion
  • 2 part powdered garlic
  • 3 parts sweet paprika
  • 1 part hot smoked paprika
  • 1 part whole allpsice
  • 1 part whole bay leaves
  • 2 parts whole fresh thyme
  • 2 parts peppercorn mix
  • 1 part star anise (optional)
  • 4 parts kosher salt
  • 1 part celery seed
Crawfish Boil Non-Crawfish Components:
  • Young potatoes (fingerlings, blue, red, yucca)
  • Corn on the cob
  • Anduille sausage / smoked sausage / merguez
  • Red onions, quartered
  • Whole garlic cloves
  • Chicken necks and feet