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Apr 29, 2010 05:49 PM

SE Michigan - Crawfish

Looking for a affordable source.....

I am sure Superior fish is a contender....

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  1. Don't know if you'll find a local source that would be any more affordable than ordering from some of these suppliers:
    To tell the truth, since Alton Brown's show about the crawdad (that's what we called them in Missouri, a blasphemy in N.O.) boil, I've also thought about cooking up a batch! I'm also considering ordering several pounds of native gulf shrimp for freezing. I'm afraid that the oil disaster is going to ruin the gulf shellfish industry for a long, long time.

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    1. re: SonyBob

      When this spill escalated to catastrophic proportions, my first thought was of the oyster harvest. I pray God spares the Gulf oyster beds.

      1. re: RedTop

        I feel the same way. The shrimping industry has been crippled by foreign imported farmed product that is inferior in every way. I fear that this could be the death of this industry. These guys have been hanging on for years; I don't see how they can overcome this latest mess.

        1. re: SonyBob

          I would never buy any imported farmed fish or seafood. Both the markets I mostly shop at have lots of farmed fish and shrimp. Imported from Indonesia and other Asian countries. I would never, ever buy it. But someone must because they keep selling it. Yuck! I will only buy gulf shrimp ie. Key West. So I am very worried about the disaster. When I lived in Minneapolis I used to buy shrimp from a company called Fabian Shrimp. About 4 times a years these people would truck fresh shrimp from the gulf up to the Twin Cities and sell it in parking lots of gas stations all over the city. It was the most delicious shrimp! I worry about their business too. Such a disaster!

          1. re: Rheta

            They had the same thing in Saginaw in the late '60s and early '70s. I wanted some fresh shrimp. Checked out the phone book and ended up in the most unlikely neighborhood you could ever imagine. The store front was an old house. The owner, probably nicest man I've ever met, told me the same thing, that he had a tank truck and brought his shrimp alive and fresh from Florida. I didn't believe him but he opened my order and let me smell it. It was the cleanest, freshest seafood I have ever smelled and the flavor when boiled up was beyond comparison. I wonder if that place is still there.

              1. re: ibew292

                I second the Crayfishman suggestion, but he won't have any fresh until about the end of July.

                I live about 10 minutes from his business and he has a great product. We did a boil last summer and it was awesome.