April 17th Crawfish Day

April 17th Crawfish Day

If you live in the deep south you have heard of crawfish day, normally celebrate with a crawfish boil served with corn potatoes and sausage. Crawfish are basically a cousin to the lobster and have a similar taste, although generally served with a hotter sauce of some kind to liven them up. Crawfish are also called Ditchbugs, Crayfish as well as Crawdad. The day was created by Shell Shack in 2020 we assume because they serve Crawfish as a favorite dish. You can’t hardly visit New Orleans without sampling Crawfish at least once!

How to celebrate – Have a crawfish boil. Visit New Orleans. Go to Shell Shack!

September 25th National Lobster Day

September 25th National Lobster Day

Today is not a good day to be a lobster. (Is any day a good day to be a lobster?) There was a time when lobster in the northeast was actually pretty cheap to come by… then the world invented butter and the prices went up. It is quite a treat, in some cases a feast, and while I think most lobsters would rather be thought of as tasteless I don’t see that happening any time soon. It’s sort of funny to think that a creature that dwells on the bottom of the ocean is among those things on the top of the menu.

How to celebrate – Have a lobster today. Free a lobster today. Dress like a lobster today.

March 9th National Crab Meat Day

March 9th National Crab Meat Day

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I can honestly say I never thought I would be celebrating National Crab Meat day… or any meat day as far as that goes. However, unless you are allergic to it, if you are going to celebrate a meat day crab meat is a pretty good one.

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They make great treats, supplement other fish meals and go well with just about anything. Apparently, most American’s agree as we eat 1.5 million tons of crab meat a year.

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How to celebrate – Boil or steam some crab today. Make up your own crab dish. Leave your crabbiness on the plate.