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Saturday Crawfish Boil and Makin' Gumbo

nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 32,341
Yesterday we went to a crawfish boil then cooked gumbo at my buddy's house.

Yeah, I know.  He has a primo. 

We roasted two turkeys the day before.

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  • Wish we could get crayfish up here!

    That's a lot of gumbo... sure looks good.
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  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    That kettle is legit!! Where do you find something like that?
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 32,341
    grege345 said:
    That kettle is legit!! Where do you find something like that?
    He traded a bunch of cutting boards for it with a store owner that sold his stuff.  You can search for "cast iron caldron" and find them online.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 32,341
    edited April 2014
    The gumbo:

    Prep:

    Roasted 2 turkeys the day before.
    Ate one boneless breast for dinner.  The rest we pulled and chopped.

    Diced into 1/4" cubes/pieces
    8 onions
    4 bunches green onions
    bunch chinese celery
    4 green bell peppers
    4 red bell pepper

    Smoked (with cherry) 6 pounds andouille sausage
    Cut down center and into 1/2" pieces.

    Process:

    Made a dark roux 1:1 oil/flour in an 18" pan over fire.  About 1 hour.
    Started a stock with all the skin/fat/bones (what was left of the turkeys).  Threw in some onions, parsley.
    Cook 6 pounds okra for about 30 minutes in cast iron pot.  Then added all the chopped vegetables (except parsley).   Cooked that high heat until soft.
    Added some filtered broth, let it cook down.
    Added most of the rest of the broth, brought to a boil then added the roux.
    stir stir stir
    Add turkey and andouille.
    Salt, pepper, hot sauce, other spices...add several bunches of chopped parsley,
    eat. adjust eat, adjust eat, adjust.

    Gets better with time.  Serve over white rice. 
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 10,363
    Looks like a really fun day and cook.  Your friend has some serious cooking swag...even if he does have an oval shaped knock-off  ;)


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 32,341
    Looks like a really fun day and cook.  Your friend has some serious cooking swag...even if he does have an oval shaped knock-off  ;)
    He's had several BGEs in the past.  Used to do BBQ competition for 12 years.  He cooks whole pigs now.  Here's the big smoker, cooking the turkey.


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  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,675
    Those Meadowcreek PR cookers are nice. I did a whole pig on one last July 4th, but on the charcoal version. I'm going to their consignment sale next week and there are 4 used PR60's being sold. And SWMBO will be out of country. Hmmm....

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  • EggpharmerEggpharmer Posts: 358
    @nolaegghead‌ - what are crawfish going for down there? Still about $4/lb here in central ms
    Austin, TX
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,490
    Awesome, That is a big swack of gumbo. Okra, my favourite part, do not see it too much in Canuck cooking. 
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,377
    Nola, since you and I are both gay(based on others) we should totally get together sometime. I'll bring crab cakes and you can bring the gumbo.
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,503
    Fantastic... Looks like an awesome time
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 32,341
    @Eggpharmer - I think they're around $2.5 to 3.00/lb live.  High for this time of the year because all the cold weather.  That fest was all-you-can-eat for $25 admission.  Fortunately I know one of the organizers and got 4 of us in free.

    @Eggcelsior - sure, we'll hook up at 1310monster's house.  I hear he has a unicorn-rainbow room with a big waterbed. ;)
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 32,341
    DMW said:
    Those Meadowcreek PR cookers are nice. I did a whole pig on one last July 4th, but on the charcoal version. I'm going to their consignment sale next week and there are 4 used PR60's being sold. And SWMBO will be out of country. Hmmm....

    Randy got that Meadowcreek less than a year ago.  He's cooked a bunch of whole pigs.  I welded a smoke-wood rack and a pig rack for him.  It's a very well-made grill, and you can easily feed 50 people.
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,254
    Looks like a great weekend! Thanks for sharing.

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  • RACRAC Posts: 1,688
    Looks like a great weekend! Thanks for sharing.
    +1

    Ricky

    Boerne, TX

  • Spring HenSpring Hen Posts: 1,572
    ooohhh dat looks good yeah, me sha...
    Judy
    Covington, Louisiana USA
  • berndcrispberndcrisp Posts: 1,166
    Holy cow! Is that cooking, production or manufacturing?
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  • nolan8vnolan8v Posts: 384
    Where was the Crawfish Festival held at?  Tulane?

    Thanks for the gumbo recipe.

    I will try it next weekend and let you know how It came out.

    I currently use a modified recipe from the old NOPSI cookbook.

    NOLA-N8V 
    "You can live in any city in America, but New Orleans is the only city that lives in you."
    Chris Rose 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 32,341
    Crawfish fest was at the Imaculate Conception Catholic Girls school in Marrero.

    http://louisianacrawfishchamps.org/index.htm
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  • CPARKTXCPARKTX Posts: 2,095
    Looks awesome. I sure miss Louisiana cooking.
    LBGE & SBGE.  Central Texas.  
  • ParallelParallel Posts: 433
    One of the four DELICIOUS seasons here in Louisiana (Crawfish season, Oyster season, Crab season, Shrimp season)
    :D

    Every time my elbow bends my mouth flies open.
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 3,015
    edited April 2014
    Crawfish fest was at the Imaculate Conception Catholic Girls school in Marrero.

    http://louisianacrawfishchamps.org/index.htm

    I've been to that festival several times. It's a great time.
    NOLA
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 13,393
    Man, am I jealous. Looks like an awesome time was had by all. Bookmarked for the gumbo recipe!

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,062
    Damn son!   That looked like it was a fun freaking day!!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,966
    Wow!! What a great time y'all had. Thanks for sharing. Can't decide which is favorite pic: the shot of the veggies on the BB table (awesome and beautiful); cauldron chocked full of goodness or the Meadowcreek parked under the window unit.....How did the new white dry box perform?
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 32,341
    Wow!! What a great time y'all had. Thanks for sharing. Can't decide which is favorite pic: the shot of the veggies on the BB table (awesome and beautiful); cauldron chocked full of goodness or the Meadowcreek parked under the window unit.....How did the new white dry box perform?
    I strapped it to my cargo BGE bike after loading it up as a portable bar.  It's a great cooler - air tight and light!
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 32,341
    gumbo....bump

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    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,307
    Thank you. :)

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 2,041
    That’s gotta be the biggest butcher’s block I’ve ever seen. 
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