A Visit to K. Hall and Sons Produce Market for Shrimp Boil Saturday
Our friend, Josh, has been telling us for a while that we needed to come visit him and his family and take a walk up the street to this local produce market where they have a shrimp and crab legs boil every Saturday outside. He has raved and raved about it, so we finally got ourselves over there a couple of Saturdays ago to see what the fuss was all about.
K. Hall and Sons produce is located at the corner of Wright and S. Battery in Little Rock, and it has been here for many, many years. In fact, Mr. Hall’s son and daughter now run the place and their children (his grandchildren) all work in the store.
Mr. Hall’s grandson sets up a Shrimp Boil every Saturday outside the shop, and this is the main reason we came. They start serving it at about 11am and go until they run out or until the shop closes at 6. If they have any left, you can buy it cold on Sunday.
They were also selling chili the day we were there, which they insisted we try. It was cold outside so it hit the spot. It was super yummy.
The kids thought the whole place was a treasure hunt. They kept bringing me different things and saying, Look at this! We bought some andouille sausage that we later used for gumbo and fresh pecans that we shelled and ate throughout the day.
We bought a piece of homemade sweet potato pie that we sold by the slice in sheets of wax paper.
We were excited that the meat case was full of local Petit Jean meats.
After we finished looking around inside, we bought our shrimp boil tickets. For our family, we bought three pounds. You take your ticket outside to where they are boiling the shrimp.
You hand them your ticket and they fix up your package of shrimp.
They add corn, hot peppers, potatoes, sausage, onions, garlic and a slice of pineapple.
This package is one pound of shrimp and crab with all the fixings. It is $9.50 for 1 pound.
Here is Ben with our three pound package.
We could hardly wait to get into it!
In fact, everyone started in so fast when we got back to the house that I forgot to get any more pictures. Our lips and fingers were burning from the spicy shrimp! We enjoyed every bite. We didn’t have Cole with us, but we saved him a few shrimp that he ate cold the next day out of the refrigerator. His shouts from downstairs were confirmation that they were still delish!
Mom, where did you get these? These shrimp are amazing!
If you’re looking for a little Louisiana in Little Rock, K. Hall and Sons start adding crawfish to their shrimp boil sometime in March. Go pay them a visit!