Looking for Crawfish
- bkhuna Apr 30, 2009 09:23 AM
I'm looking anywhere in Central Florida for a source of crawfish meat.
I won't buy Chinese product so don't even recommend a place that carries that noxious, toxic drek.
I struck out at Orlando's preeminent seafood market (no names mentioned) but Orlando foodies will know who they are. They said they can't find a consistent and reliable American source. No one is forcing them to carry it, but hey, if they think a few dollars profit is worth it, I'll gladly go elsewhere. No biggie.
So fellow food hounds, anyone know of a place that has domestic crawfish meat or am I stuck going the more expensive mail order route?
I went by Clayton's today and they no longer carry frozen tail meat. They did have frozen, whole, cooked crawfish, but I don't care for them frozen. The fat can get rancid and it's not worth the $$$ to find out.
I did stop by Petty's in Suntree to pick up provisions and they don't carry tail meat either.
BTW this is NOT a good year for crawfish. They are heavily affected by the weather and it was not good conditions in the bayous apparently. The season was late in starting and they have been small and expensive, signs of short supply. Peak season is usually mid May so perhaps there will be some kind of last-minute "reprieve" but I'm just guessing here.
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