crawdads for eatin'
Hey all. Caught some crawdads today. Wondering how you all handle them once caught in preparation for eating.
1. Purging?-I've seen two options, fresh water or salted water, with people stating each is better. Any opinions? I think I stuck some in regular tap water (no salt) last year when i tried it for the first time, but can't remember the outcome.
2. Longterm Storage - I only have a few right now (didn't really stay long), can they freeze? I was thinking that I could boil them up today or tomorrow, peel them (or at least get rid of the heads & claws), and stick them in the freezer until I had enough for a dinner sometime (maybe in a little gumbo).
After reading some posts earlier this summer on traps, I got one and worked well. I caught a bunch last year by hand with a net, but that took a lot of work and a long time to get enough. Today, I set the trap, walked to the park with the kids, returned in about 45 minutes and had about 10 or so. Not bad considering no real effort was put forth. Thanks for your ideas.