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First Friday of Lenten season means crawfish

Captain Sid's expects to cook up to 3,000 pounds of crawfish on Friday. (FOX 8) Captain Sid's expects to cook up to 3,000 pounds of crawfish on Friday. (FOX 8)
METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) -

This is the first Friday of the Lenten season, which means people across the world will be giving up meat and eating seafood at the end of the week.
Of course seafood, especially crawfish, are always a hit in the New Orleans area this time of year.

In the morning, the workers at Captain Sid's in Bucktown were up early cleaning and boiling fresh basin crawfish with all the fixings.

The manager says they started working at the crack of dawn because this is one of their biggest days of the year.

"Basically you have two different types of crawfish. You have a pond crawfish and you have a basin crawfish," Clint St. Philip, manager of Captain Sid's, said. "We're just starting to see some basin and that's what the demand is, that's what everyone wants. There's nothing wrong with pond, but wild crawfish is really the demand."

St. Philip said wild crawfish usually come a little later in the season, but he is encouraged about the amount they are starting to see.

He estimates the restaurant will boil between 2,000 - 3,000 pounds of crawfish before the day is over.

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