I’m typically not a huge fan of Cajun crawfish. The first time I experienced a boil, I got more juice and organs on my garment than inside my gut. So muddy and soaked was I that I had to head to the nearest truck stop and take a long, hot shower to wash all the swamp guts off.
Since I was making a quick stop in Breaux Bridge for lunch, and since it’s Mardi Gras season, I had to try some crawfish
A great place to go to grab some down-home, scratch-made crawfish Etouffee is Crazy Bout Crawfish in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. It is conveniently located near the Pilot Travel Center and Walmart Supercenter near Lafayette, LA and it’s some awesome Cajun goodness!
My waitress was quick to come over. She had long brown hair just like a bayou girl and she wore a camouflaged tee that read:
“Swamp Girls Gone Crazy”
“Well I’m in the mood for some boudin, but I know we’re in the Crawfish capital of the world.:
“You got that straight. There’s nothing like blood red boudin balls with pork and rice, but we specialize in crawdads here.”
“Well then what do you specifically recommend?”
“The skies the limit – we have crawdads in almost every dish here. Even our ribeyes are smothered in it.”
“Well, my good friend Wayne recommended I try the etouffee and he’s yet to steer me wrong.”
“Nope, you def can’t go wrong there.:
Etouffee means smothered. And the crawdads are indeed smothered in a thick brown gravy of flour and butter called roux. The rice was spicy and loaded with herbs, and there was a heap of fresh crawfish tails bursting with flavors.
Yes the dish did not disappoint and neither did the wholesome Swamp head IPA
I used to get etouffee and gumbo mixed up. They’re very similar – both smothered with Creole seasonings. But the former is richer, thicker and more Nawlins sweet.
The ambiance is awesome with great Bayou atmosphere and local Breaux Bridge decor. The staff was equally as lively and friendly. But if you’re in a hurry, they deliver, even to the Pilot, in case you’re in a rush to deliver that load.
Thank you CBC for a great Cajun Crawfish experience. And thank you Raymie for your good ol’ Louisiana hospitality. By golly was I extremely pleased.
Keep on Crawfishin’