LOL. That reminds me of my introduction to sushi. Someone recommended I try "uni", expecting me to be disgusted. When I saw it, I said "well that's just sea urchin; heck I've busted open hundreds of them and scooped out the meat and eaten it while the spines were still wiggling." That put an end to any anticipation of my horror at the thought/sight of anything sushi....AndyC wrote:I'll be going to my first crawfish boil with a friend soon - can't wait :)
I had to chuckle, though - she said that various Yankee friends of hers have turned green at the thought when invited so she asked if I was sure I wouldn't be squeamish. After all the stuff I've eaten on various bush-survival courses, I just smiled and said 'Nope'.
If you like lobster and shrimp, you'll like mudbugs.......pretty much the same kind of bottom feeding crustacean flavor. I've enjoyed the crawfish boils I've been to. The biggest problem I've had is that my hands get sore after a while from peeling off the shells. The "downside" (if there can be such a thing in eating something good) is that there's not a whole lot of meat inside most of them, so you have to bust open a whole lot of them to reach satiation. If you get one where the meat is as big as your thumb, you're doing well. The upside is that with all the other stuff that gets tossed in and boiled with them - shrimp, corn on the cob, sausage, potatoes, etc. - you get a pretty big meal. Of course, beer helps it to all go down and "settle".