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Crawfish season 2023


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Handful of places in Houston opened up for the season this weekend, with the rest expected by end of January. Still tough to find anywhere that has live available. I always keep an eye out on the seafood markets down in Seabrook/Kemah and doesn't look like they'll have any until probably next weekend.

I'm highly unlikely to bother with crawfish until March. Not gonna pay crazy prices for undersized catch this time of year. A buddy hooked me up last year with a guy that drives a big refrigerated truck over from Louisiana on the weekends. I'll check in with him in a few weeks and see how prices are looking. Probably at least $6/lb if he's even making trips yet.

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2 minutes ago, Storm the Field said:

Handful of places in Houston opened up for the season this weekend, with the rest expected by end of January. Still tough to find anywhere that has live available. I always keep an eye out on the seafood markets down in Seabrook/Kemah and doesn't look like they'll have any until probably next weekend.

I'm highly unlikely to bother with crawfish until March. Not gonna pay crazy prices for undersized catch this time of year. A buddy hooked me up last year with a guy that drives a big refrigerated truck over from Louisiana on the weekends. I'll check in with him in a few weeks and see how prices are looking. Probably at least $6/lb if he's even making trips yet.

 

 

I saw an insta ad for a place in heights "5 lbs for $50!" fuck that. I'm with you, best to wait, plus you know they are tiny right now

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I like crawfish, but I don’t like it enough to eat it regularly or this early in this season.

Pretty good option to feed a shit ton of people. I will give it that. 

I should have enough options on the social calendar to skip the restaurants this year. Not trying to humble brag here. I think the home made boils are better than 95% of restaurants. 
 

I have no issues with the Viet-Cajun garlic butter thing or external seasoning. Some people don’t like fish and need something to spice it up. 

 

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22 minutes ago, billfromlaketravis said:

I like crawfish, but I don’t like it enough to eat it regularly or this early in this season.

Pretty good option to feed a shit ton of people. I will give it that. 

I should have enough options on the social calendar to skip the restaurants this year. Not trying to humble brag here. I think the home made boils are better than 95% of restaurants. 
 

I have no issues with the Viet-Cajun garlic butter thing or external seasoning. Some people don’t like fish and need something to spice it up. 

 

I love crawfish too, but shit you can get good sized fresh Texas gulf shrimp at HEB for $8 lb or less. 

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5 minutes ago, Judge Roybeanbag said:

I love crawfish too, but shit you can get good sized fresh Texas gulf shrimp at HEB for $8 lb or less. 

Yep. Shrimp prices have stayed pretty consistent. Free market economy/capitalism/popularity/ demand all that stuff, but crawfish shouldn’t be more expensive than shrimp. 

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1 hour ago, Lat22 said:

Some places have been selling them for a month already. It’s crazy. Pooks in Santa Fe opened last week. They don’t open until the quality is good. 

I’m shocked it’s not named the Kountry Krawfish Kitchen.  

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Shit, I won't even look till the middle of March.They will be less than $5/lb., probably $4.79/lb., that is what they bring that time of year. March 22nd is my birthday, we always boil about 4 sacks, $1k weekend, ain't much, but it's one of my big "blowouts" each year. 

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