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Chef to launch Boiling Claws food truck on Friday

Chef to launch Boiling Claws food truck on Friday

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Seafood boil

Boiling Claws soon will roll out a novel menu item: Bags of boiled seafood, potatoes, sausage and corn reminiscent of meals like the one shown, made popular in Louisiana. The food truck's seafood boils will be available Aug. 7.

A new Black-owned food truck in the Omaha area will offer seafood boils in a matter of minutes.

Boiling Claws will be parked at 7450 Dodge St. in the old Applebee’s lot at 7 p.m. Friday for grand-opening festivities.

Owner and Chef Terrance Tilson, 23, has been operating a food business since last year. He offers bags of boiled seafood, potatoes, sausage and corn reminiscent of meals made popular in Louisiana.

Tilson ate a similar meal at a restaurant outside of Omaha and while he liked the taste, he didn’t like the 45-minute wait. So he devised a way to make it faster. He says his seafood boils are done in less than 12 minutes.

He also created a signature Cajun butter sauce that has been a hit with friends, family and customers.

“I started playing with different butter sauce flavors until I finally got it right,” Tilson said in a press release.

He got his start cooking for his family and posting pictures on social media. Eventually he was making up to 300 orders a week in his home kitchen.

“I was becoming a little overwhelmed … so I knew it was time to look into a food truck,” he said.

He also offers catfish, wings and other homemade sauces. Prices range from $16 to $55.


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Betsie covers a little bit of everything for The World-Herald's Living section, including theater, religion and anything else that might need attention. Phone: 402-444-1267.

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