Monday, June 22, 2009

Bun is no longer in the Oven !!

As I mentioned in the previous post, yesterday was a day for celebration and not just because of Father's Day and the first official day of summer. Yesterday my newest nephew was born. My sister delivered a very healthy baby boy in the early morning hours (without an epidural - ouch) and I woke up to the exciting news. This is my first niece or nephew that has been born when I could not be in New Orleans for their arrival. I have had to rely on pictures and phone calls for updates on the bundle of joy. I can't wait to meet him in person and I couldn't be more excited to add another member to our growing brood. Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Race Joseph:

Since Forrest and I couldn't be in New Orleans with the rest of the family to rejoice in this new life we had to celebrate in our own way. We had a Seafood Boil for two that even included lobster. The funny thing is that neither one of us particularly like lobster, but we got one tail for good measure anyway because it seemed like the right thing to do while celebrating ;-)

Cajun Boiled Seafood with Corn and Potatoes


2 lbs of Snow Crab Legs
1 Lobster Tail
1 lb of Baby Red Potatoes
4 ears of corn, halved
1 packet of Zatarain's Crawfish, Shrimp & Crab Boil
1 lemon, quartered
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


1. Bring a large pot of water containing on Zatarain's packet to a rolling boil. Place potatoes in the pot and set a kitchen timer for 10 minutes.

2. After the first 10 minutes, place the halved corn ears in the pot with the potatoes and set a kitchen timer for another 10 minutes.

3. After the second 10 minutes remove the corn and potatoes from the pot using tongs or a spider and place in a colendar.

4. Add 1 quartered lemon

and the teaspoon of cayenne to the boiling water (be sure to leave packet in the pot with the water). Carefully place 1 lobster tail

and the snow crab legs

in the boil for six minutes.

5. Remove the seafood and serve with melted butter if desired.


Anonymous said...

aww, congrats to your family and especially your sister!!
(and now I'm craving crab!) :)

teresa said...

Aw, congratulations. Babies are so fun. What a great way to celebrate too!

Woody said...

These crabs were so good. i wish we could eat this every night. Congratulations to Jessica and Rob for the new kid.

christenandjames said...

Congratulations on becoming an Aunt again! I always enjoy looking at your blog, it always makes me hungry!

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Mom2Be said...

he's adorable! Congrats on being an aunt again!

MaryBeth said...

Lovely summer festive dinner and a very adorable baby...Congrats!!!

Kerstin said...

Congrats to you and your family! He's adorable!

I love that you had a celebration meal too, it sounds like something we would do :)

Esi said...

Congratulations on your nephew. That seafood boil looks delicious!