Crawfish Etouffee

1
Leah Stacey

By
@CookingMaven

Take a trip to the Big Easy with just one bite of this lovely dish! I recently made this in my cooking class that I host and everyone loved it! You can buy crawfish tails frozen in most seafood freezer sections. I actually bought mine at Walmart. Enjoy!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6-8

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    (1stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    peanut oil
  • 4 large
    onions, finely chopped
  • 4
    celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 large
    green pepper, finely chopped
  • 4 Tbsp
    chopped fresh garlic
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 6
    fresh thyme sprigs or 1/2 tsp dried
  • 3 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 4 c
    chicken stock
  • 3 lb
    crawfish tails, drained and juice reserved
  • 2 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • ·
    salt and black pepper to taste
  • ·
    a couple of dashes of tabasco
  • ·
    white rice, cooked
  • 6
    green onions, chopped

How to Make Crawfish Etouffee

Step-by-Step

  1. Make a roux by combining the butter, flour, and oil in a heavy pan and cooking over low heat until a dark caramel color, about 15-18 minutes.
  2. Add all the vegetables except the green onions and cook until soft, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Add the bay leaves, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepper. Slowly pour in the stock, whisking to incorporate it into the roux.
  4. Add the reserved crawfish juice and cook over low heat for about 1 hour,or until no flour taste remains.
  5. Add the crawfish tails and the cream. Mix well. Season to taste with the salt and pepper and dashes of tobasco cook for 5 minutes more and serve over steamed white rice. ( I like the Calrose rice the best)
  6. Garnish with chopped green onions.

Printable Recipe Card

About Crawfish Etouffee

Course/Dish: Fish
Collection: Mardi Gras!



Show 10 Comments & Reviews

10 Ice Cream Sandwiches to Beat the Summer Heat

10 Ice Cream Sandwiches to Beat the Summer Heat


One of the summer staples is hearing the sound of the ice cream truck roaming the neighborhood and ice cream sandwiches are always on the menu. Vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate cookies they are a classic summer treat. These days, ice cream sandwiches have gotten a makeover and you don’t need the ice […]

10 Recipes for Ripe Pears

10 Recipes for Ripe Pears


Come fall, when you think of fruit typically it’s apple. This year try cooking and baking with pears, too. Sweet and juicy, pears are high in fiber and low in calories they’re a great source of vitamin C. Their taste and uses vary by variety. While there are over 3,000 types, two of the most […]

Five Ways to Enjoy a Sandwich

Five Ways to Enjoy a Sandwich


Sandwiches aren’t just filled with deli meat or peanut butter and jelly. They can be made from all sorts of ingredients sandwiched between two slices of bread. Edward Montagu may not agree with me … but a sandwich can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert! Here are a few favorites. Start the day […]