This is a little story about some crawfish. Once upon a time there was a quaint little restaurant in Leesburg, VA called the Cajun Experience (you may remember a previous blog post about them involving beignets and po'boys). And every so often this little place would have a special event called a Crawfish Boil and invite all their friends to come out and visit.They would order hundreds, if not thousands, of little crawfish straight from Louisiana, have them delivered on a specific day, and serve them up fresh and hot that very afternoon to all the people in the land who RSVP'd.
Superking and his Princess were so disappointed because they longed to try these succulent little creatures but alas! Every time a crawfish boil was scheduled, they had other plans and couldn't make it. "Some day", they sighed, "we will be able to attend this wonderful event."
|this little guy was not too happy that he was about to get cooked up and eaten!|
Then one day the decree went forth that another crawfish boil was scheduled and all were invited to attend. And this was possibly the last one of the season! Lo and behold, it was a day that Superking and his Princess had nothing else scheduled! "Let's go!" said the Princess. Superking heartily agreed and they sent their RSVP. They were so excited and the day finally arrived. It was a very hot day and the event took place outside but thankfully the restaurant provided a few umbrellas for people to sit under.
The crawfish was served in a large aluminum tray. It seemed as though hundreds of the beautiful red creatures filled the tray along with corn on the cob and wonderful potatoes that had soaked in a little of the cajun seasoning. This was the Princess's first time eating crawfish so Superking had to show her how it was done. With a quick twist the head popped off the body and they sucked the juice out before proceeding to tear the shell off the rest of it to get to the juicy pink meat of the tail.
They were hot and spicy and oh so tasty! Superking and the Princess ate and ate and ate until they could eat no more crawfish!! But just before they left to return to their castle, they had to get one more treat for the road...soft, warm, sugary, doughy beignets!!
And they lived happily ever after...or at least for that afternoon!