What comes to mind when you hear the word Crawfish? I think party! Usually crawfish is a feature of a crawfish boil. For me images of coolers with “bugs” as they are called and a big propane boiler comes to mind. Beer apparently goes really well with it .
This weekend is the crawfish tennis tournament in Lafayette Louisiana ! We have a bunch of fun loving tennis players that were happy to plan this trip out months ago . Of course traveling from Texas is a journey ! However we planned for a lunch stop in Lake Charles …Steamboat Bill’s. I definitely got a taste of authentic Cajun cuisine ! They had different size plates/bowls that you could purchase which made it easy for me to sample my two favorites, etouffe and gumbo! We had some native Cajuns with us so I was introduced to a boudin ball. It’s a fried ball with stuff inside (seafood , rice , vegetables ) it was interesting! They had seafood behind the counter displayed . I’m a big fish fan however their feature was gar! Gar is a scary looking fish with a long snout and visible teeth. It kind of looks like an alligator. The first time I saw one was frightening in the lake! My father in law told me the fish is not particularly tasty and it has a big spiney bone in it. I’m sure the restaurant made it tasty, however I didn’t try it ! It’s just not something you see on the menu !
They had a really nice social reception at the Oakbourne country club and provided jambalaya and beer!