A few Friday nights ago, we really decided to mix things up and try something new. On the menu...seasoned crawdads with a side of okra and tomatoes...Cajun style!!
The crayfish were from Kroger and next time we'll have to look harder for a different source (I think these came from overseas). Ok for this first try. They were pre-cooked and seasoned, so all I did was rinse them and steam them to heat them up.
The okra and tomato side dish we took from a recipe in Down Home with the Neelys. We haven't used their book much, but if anyone knows about southern cookin', the Neelys do.
I don't feel like typing the whole recipe (maybe Ang will fill it in later), but their secret to cooking okra is searing it at high heat, then finishing it for a few minutes in the tomatoes. If okra is cooked for too long on too low of heat, it's gets all slimy.
Going out on a limb with this meal, but all in all it turned out great!