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Mar 10, 2008 04:52 PM

good/typical dessert for crawfish boil?

Can anyone recommend a good dessert to bring or prepare for a backyard crawfish boil? I can buy it or make it, either way. Preferrably traditional, if possible. Any ideas? Thanks!

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  1. I just went to a boil and they had lemon ice box pie and abita rootbeer floats...I was very happy

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    1. re: chef4hire

      Those both sound great to me. I also would suggest homemade ice cream. I am always so full by the end of a boil, that I don't need anything!

    2. I can't say that it's traditional, but I think mandarin cake is just about perfect...

      1. "Traditional" ??? .Not sure there is one.

        Ideas?...Pecan Pie....Banana Puddin...Peach Cobbler/Ice Cream....Bread Puddin....Apple pie/Ice Cream would be some that are popular down here in my area.....

        1. I don't know of any overarching traditional dessert pairing with crawfish. Louisiana strawberries are coming into season, so a strawberry shortcake or homemade strawberry ice cream might be good choices (my family Good Friday crawfish boil tradition involves homemade hand-cranked ice cream). Citrus desserts also complement seafood & can cut through the palate fatigue brought on by 5 pounds of crawfish. Lemon bars? Lemon pound cake with strawberries & whipped cream? Lemon sorbet from Brocato's...bonus points if you pour a little prosecco over it. The lemon gelato at Gelato Pazzo is very, very good, and they will pack it to go.

          1. We usually whip up passion fruit souffle with a white truffle, raspberry coulis. Then we drizzle it with some home made whipped cream infused with Amaretto and mint. We make all this over the open flame of the crawfish cooker. It's a challenge.

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            1. re: N.O.Food

              LOL! I can just see the old Cajuns leaning over the burner and saying,"Mais, cher, what you got in dat pot? I never seen nuttin like dat before now!

              1. re: cajungirl

                And the cajuns in my backyard would roll their eyes and say "Quelle honte! Eh ban, somebody's trying too hard. Got a bad case of the fonchoc, n'est-pas?"

                1. re: Hungry Celeste

                  Hahahahaha! I just love you two!!!!!

                  (CG & HC)

              2. re: N.O.Food

                LMAO!!! You mean, ya'll don't make souffle at ya'll's berls? I had to write that just to see what people said. Ha!