Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Have Crawfish, Will Travel?

I'm going to San Francisco this weekend and want to bring my friend a cooler full of crawfish.  I've never done this before, so am a little uncertain of the ins and outs.  I've just talked to Big Fisherman Seafood on Magazine, and they tell me that they pack for travel (on gel packs, so no trouble with liquids).

I'm hoping to bring 15-20 lb and would love to bring it as a carry on, versus checking it in.  Also, what should I bring with it if we want to replicate traditional crawfish boil in her kitchen?  I'm thinking that using the Donald Link recipe from the Real Cajun cookbook would be easiest.  Anyone have any experience with this?  Hep!


Caroline Skinner February 24, 2010 at 2:14 PM  

You're ambitious. I'd have them shipped overnight from Deanie's in Bucktown.... but I'm not ambitious. ;)

Larry Mac February 24, 2010 at 2:18 PM  

I don't want to be Debbie Downer here, but please check with TSA about that "gel is OK" thing. Check this page - - down near the bottom.

NOJuju February 24, 2010 at 2:22 PM  

Caroline, that's not farfetched. I'm honestly not the most ambitious girl in the world. It might be way easier... as long as they will go door to door instead of airport pick up. I should call them?

NOJuju February 24, 2010 at 2:32 PM  

Looks like Deanies can only do 40lb at a time and the shipping alone is over $152.

Back to the airplane idea. I think if I just check it in instead of carry on, I can get around the gel issue.

Leslie February 24, 2010 at 3:08 PM  

I vote for the shipping method. I wouldn't want to risk having my crawfish confiscated.

Anonymous,  February 26, 2010 at 11:01 AM  

Check it and you should be fine...

NOJuju March 2, 2010 at 10:26 AM  

To follow up on this story... I called United Airlines and they told me that it couldn't be checked... could only go through Cargo. I don't know if every airline feels the same way, but I chose to pass on the whole experience.

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