Just the name, "low country boil", conjures up the mystery and magic of this most amazing culinary treat. Here's me though, never a lover of shellfish, eagerly engaged in the entire process from start to finish. The shrimp was delicious but the sausage, potato, sweet corn and celery bits stewed up in authentic Louisiana crawfish, shrimp and crab boil seasoning was the bomb. I left the formerly frisky little crawfish alone; too scary for me but Denny sure enjoyed "sucking the head and pinching the tail".
Nope, I'm not in Cajun country. D and I are in Jacksonville, Florida for the weekend for the wedding of my dear girlfriend's son. We were so excited to learn that the venue for the wedding was northeast Florida. Denny's sister, Kathy lives in Jacksonville and we've never had the chance to visit her home. Perfect opportunity to catch up with family and attend a wedding all in one!
But, I digress.....yesterday we were treated to this amazing feast. Half the fun is watching the process; the propane tank, the huge metal kettle, the wild mix of ingredients and a healthy dose of Cajun seasoning. Turns out my sister-in-law, Kathy has a couple of girlfriends, one of whom is chef extraordinaire when it comes to the ole low country boil. These two amazing women took over the kitchen and the open air porch, preparing the boil of all boils. I took pictures of the entire process including a fabulous shot of a crawfish midway between boil pot and serving platter. Too bad I didn't bring my camera cable to upload my pics. The generic internet pics will just have to do for now.
We've been having a wonderful few days in the Florida sunshine; re-connecting with family, good friends and food fit for the kings and queens in all of us.