Louisiana Crawfish

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One of the many reasons that we adore Vadim and Galina is that they like food; to eat, to discuss and to prepare.  Since winter Vadim has been waiting for the crawfish in Lousiania to mature so that we could share a feast.

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I wasn’t sure how he would purchase them.  Frozen?  Pre-cooked?  Not at all.  He purchased them for live delivery from the Louisiana Crawfish Company.  Good man!  I will certainly use this service when I return to the States.  Unaware of their imminent demise, the “crawdads” seemed happy, actively swimming and flicking their tails.  Apparently, my drool dripping into the bucket set off no alarms 🙂

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I would love to take Vadim and Galina to France with us for the summer!  Le Parret would love them and I don’t think language would be a barrier.

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They have such a great house!  This time we sat in the Florida room overlooking the Delaware river.

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Galina made a refreshing drink with home grown black currants.  Delicious.

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Texas style barbecued baby backs a la Russe.

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The ribs were crusty on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside.  I’ll have to get Vadim’s barbecue sauce recipe!

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Perfectly boiled new potatoes.

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Galina’s fresh garden salad with chickpeas.

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I made an Asian inspired coleslaw with peanut butter dressing to share, with the tiniest touch of jalapeno pepper for excitement.

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I like making this salad and poached the recipe from someone long ago.  It’s easy and delicious.

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Before the event, we discussed dessert and decided we would all adore MORE blueberry panna cotta.  In addition, I made pear and apple, pecan crumble.

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I created this recipe in Sens when I needed 5 pears but only had 4 and an apple.  Turned out fine.

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An American living in Burgundy, France
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15 Responses to Louisiana Crawfish

  1. Mad Dog says:

    All the food looks amazing, but I would love to eat those crawdads – they look absolutely perfect 😉

  2. This meal looks wonderful! I made crawfish in a spicy boil about a week ago. Seldom see them up here in New England. Awesome back when I visited NOLA ages ago.

  3. What a spread! Looks like fun times with good folks and amazing food. Would love to be at that table…

  4. kathysimmons says:

    One of the most delicious of your (American) posts. Every single thing looks scrumptioius. Tx Rose.

  5. Now this is a fabulous meal! And the BBQ looks amazing. Love that it is grill weather again. 🙂

  6. This is some awesome food! I love Louisiana crawfish!

  7. Conor Bofin says:

    I love crawfish. They are taking I’ve some rivers here but are impossible to buy. That’s a pity.

  8. papelbouchee says:

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