Yankee wants some shrimp!

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by scootac, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    I'm tired of frozen for gawd knows how long and pinkie-finger size shrimp being called jumbos!
    When is the 'season' for fresh shrimp? Where are good areas to go? Are there shrimp festivals?
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    If I wanted to 'suck n blow' crawfish/dads...are they in the same season as shrimp?
    Hopefully the best shrimp season comes before/after it gets too damn hot and humid down there....or is that not gonna happen?
    School me with where and when to go.....I'll figure out how to get there!!!

    Happy New Year!!!!
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    We're just now starting crawfish season. Most bars in New Orleans will start having boils on the regular and run till around Easter. The "easy" bet is Clesi's Catering on Bienville in Mid City.

    https://www.clesicatering.com

    When crawfish are out of season he usually boils gulf shrimp.

    Best place for gulf shrimp is the source like the Shrimp Lot in Westwego. It's just before Bayou Segnette Park on theWestbank Expressway. There are a couple places there that'll boil them for you.

    http://amysseafoodmart.com
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  3. scootac

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    Thanks!!!!

    Looks like crawfish season ends before shrimp starts?
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    pennintj Down & Dirty Mechanic

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    You can get shrimp pretty much any time. Most places here either fry them, or "bbq" them (basically boiled in butter and spices)

    Unless you're looking for Royal Reds. Those are a bit trickier. That's more Alabama/Florida coast.
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    What are royal reds?
    :ear
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    pennintj Down & Dirty Mechanic

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    pennintj Down & Dirty Mechanic

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    They're about double the size of regular gulf shrimp and sweeter. We usually get them when we go to Pensacola or Mobile.
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    Had a crawfish boil in small town Wyoming Labor Day weekend at the I.O.W.A. Gathering , several people tried mudbugs for their first time . Bugs and a big pot of etoufee , there were no leftovers .
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    Crawfish in Wyoming?
    :scratch
    That just seems so wrong!!!

















    But good at the same time!!!
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    It was a group effort and a big hit .
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    Anybody have a favorite backwoods dive that serves awesome food....despite the looks from the outside?
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    Loco Coyote outside Glen Rose Texas. Excellent BBQ and great fried Shrimp. Or anywhere around Rockport Texas.
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    A lot of what I am seeing here is very very distressing. VERY!!!! If you want fresh Gulf you need to come to southern coastal Louisiana or coastal Texas. 99.96736% of the "shrimp" in other locations are Chinese farm raised crap for the ignorant. And usually "jumbos" are the toughest and least tasty. If you are not south of I-10 or very close to it you are probably eating crap shrimp. Don't do that, please.
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  15. scootac

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    Thanks!
    Any suggestions for towns or specific restaurants?
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    Anything new here?
    Will be riding the Natchez Trace and other back roads clear to the Gulf, camping some of the time.
    Thinking of a mid May trip.....how hot will it be by then?
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    My wife and I are considering riding it too, probably in May or June. Except we'll be going from south to north.
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  18. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Have you ridden this before?
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    Nope.
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    New experience for both of us then!
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