If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you may know that we frittered this past Sunday away on the beach. We trucked down to Huntington State Beach early in the morning to claim a fire pit because we had been planning a full-out beach boil for weeks. When a good friend left an entire box of Zatarain’s Crawfish, Shrimp and Crab Boil in a Bag upon her return to New Orleans, it went without saying that we needed to do our own boil. Here’s how it works. You set a big pot of water over flames and fill it with a couple of heads of garlic, sliced lemon halves and the boil seasoning of course. Truth be told, we heard a few initial grumbles from our Maryland and D.C. friends who are fans of Old Bay Seasoning. Honestly, use whichever one you like. We had crawfish in our boil, so we knew that Zatarain’s was the way to go!
For a few days, we poked around online for the best place to grab fresh crawfish. We received several recommendations for places between Orange County and Louisiana. In the end, we chose Quality Seafood in Redondo Beach. They supplied the crawfish, …Continue Reading »