My good friend Stacey Marie had another boil this past weekend! I was so excited! I asked her every day (it seems) when she was having it. Stacey are you going to have a boil? Stacey are you going to have a boil, Stacey do I annoy you?
So this is going to be a long post with two recipes and LOTS OF pictures! So be ready!
So she had it on Cinco de mayo! What a great DAY!! I was looking forward to it alll last week, then Friday came and I couldn’t sit still I was SO excited!
So for the boil I made Come Back sauce, and Hush Puppies and Reese’s Cupcakes and Pink Lemonade Cupcakes…
So I’ve made come back sauce before, but I did it wrong as I added in the wrong chili sauce and I just didn’t really care for the recipe, But you might like it!
OH and Note: I didn’t really care for the come back sauce on the hush puppies, I think it took away from the flavor, but it was REALLY good on potatoes!
1/4 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup of chili sauce (not Sriracha) They REALLY stress on the recipe to use this chili sauce: (so I will too, cause I did make it with Sriracha thinking ah it doesn’t matter, but really does, so just use it).
1/4 cup of ketchup
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon of spicy mustard
1 cup of mayonnaise
8 turns of the pepper grinder
Couple dashes of hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning
1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
The juice of 1/2 of a lemon
Put all of the ingredients in a blender and process until well mixed. Store in fridge. Use on pretty much everything…
I don’t have a blender, I have a hand blender, so what I did was put everything in a big gulp cup, so it would all fit and mixed with my hand blender, and then transferred to a jar and it worked just fine.
and now time for the Hushpuppies, or as I like to call them, Push Huppies!
6 cups peanut oil (I used canola oil as peanut oil is freaking expensive)
1 1/2 cups self-rising cornmeal
1/2 cup self-rising flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, lightly beaten
(FYI I don’t know about you but I have never seen self-rising cornmeal before and wasn’t sure where I could find it and I was able to find it at King Soopers as well as the self-rising flour).
Using a deep pot, preheat oil for frying to 350 degrees F.
Using a mixing bowl, stir together the cornmeal,
and salt. Stir in the onion.
In a small bowl, stir together the buttermilk
Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients (may look like a lot, that’s because I did the recipe X3)
and mix until blended.
Drop the batter,
1 teaspoon at a time, into the oil. Dip the spoon in a glass of water after each hush puppy is dropped in the oil. Fry until golden brown,
turning the hush puppies during the cooking process.
You must try one or two, or ten to make sure they taste alright…
So pack your come back sauce and your hush puppies, and wine and camera and cupcakes and hubby and hit the road to Limon, CO. for a Craw fish boil…
So wash out some big ass pots and fill them with water
Then add in a Spice bag
then some Seafood Boil seasoning
Then add in Some liquid Shrimp & Crab Boil stuff
then add in some Cayenne
Stacey likes a LOT of Cayenne
and then start coughing because the spices are so strong
Start to heat the water you just seasoned and bring it to a boil
Now wash some potatoes
Cut off the bad parts of the potatoes
Add lemons and onions to the water that you are boiling
give the craw fish some kisses
Put it on your head
and then let all the kids torture them for a while before they are boiled…(what a life)
then take pictures of your kick ass friend Stacey and Hubby Brian cause they are hosting this craw fish boil and its thanks to them that you ever, even tried craw fish…
They are good peeps!
UH OH one of the craw fish tries to get away from the torture of the 100 kids that were playing with it and he thinks he can take your hubby on…
I can take you!
I may be small but my claws can take you mister!
More kisses for the Craw fish!
Then you add in some corn to the water that is boiling with the onions and lemons and spices, gotta get it all nice and ready for the craw fish
Add in some Middle finger too for attitude
(this is my kind of boil)
Stop from the boil for a minute from cooking to take a picture with your very good friend Stacey cause she’s cool and stuff!
I had to share this picture cause its my favorite one of the day! Stacey’s face is priceless!
She’s ready to throw the corn and craw fish in!
this here is a hooker!
Time to drain all the fish and potatoes, corn and shrooms and the HOOKER helps you do this!
More Craw fish to boil!
I feel sorry for this last guy…
add more seasonings and stir
then pour the goodness out on to a table covered in newspaper and chow down!
Oh look there is Normy getting him some!
and there you have it and craw fish boil and can I just say that I can NOT wait for the next one!!!