Up on Current River, and I will not tell you exactly where, there is a stream. In that stream there are crawdads, crawdads of a large size and succulent taste!

It’s good to have kids, grand or otherwise on an expedition to find them. Crawdads swim backward, hide under rocks and can pinch – HARD! Get to know your prey! Kids seem to take all this in stride and are more willing to hunt them, at least until one grabs an unsuspecting finger or toe. For the uninformed, crawdads look a lot like miniature lobsters!

If you can get a mess of them about 4 inches long, they make wonderful eating, a lot like shrimp, and not nearly as expensive… well, with gas prices being what they are, they might be as expensive, but don’t let that stop you!

Boil a large pot of water on the campfire, dump in the crawdads, when they turn color they are ready to cool and shell. You can eat them just like that or sprinkle some Cajun seasoning on them and put on the grill for a minute or two to heat through.

Yes, it’s early Spring, and I am already looking forward to time on the river, camping and crawdads for dinner!