Ugly little suckers, these crawfish, but so-o-o damn good. Crawfish, crayfish, crawdads, écrevisses, they are crustaceans like their lobster cousins, only fresh water in origin. They resemble some oversized, creepy-crawly bug, but that only keeps away the crawfish newbies and leaves more for me. Bad looking, good tasting. Boil 'em up with lots of cayenne papper and a potato or two, and they make a sublime feast.
The Cajun Cafe on the Bayou has jumped in early in the season and is boiling 'em up even as I sit here typing. Just thinking about them makes my mouth water. In fact, I think I'll , , ,