Boilus procambarus clarkii
Tis the season for some boiled crawfish or crawdads or mudbugs or swamp lobsters. I do eat them, but will admit, after doing some macro photography on some live ones, it had me rethinking it a bit. But, hey, lobsters are also not attractive shellfish either. Well boiled crawfish taste great albeit a tedious ordeal to peel and the repetition can do a number on the fingers. If you have a hang nail or small cut and haven’t discovered it before, you will definitely find it quickly with the seasoning. My favorite though is all the stuff that is tossed into the boil—corn, potatoes, mushrooms, sausage, onions, garlic, etc.