Crawfish Etouffe

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Dwana Townsend

By
@Dwanatown

I am from Southern Louisiana where Crawfish are plentiful and not your regular ditch bugs or mud bugs like most people think of them. The crawfish produced here are like mini lobsters except we don't steam the, we either gather family and friends and have a good old fashioned crawfish boil with all the fixings (boiled corn, little new potatoes, sausage, carrots, lots of garlic (whole) and onions).

We not only just boil them but use the left overs to make this special dish, a favorite with the locals and tourists alike.

Crawfish meat can be used as a substitute in many shrimp dishes as well. In most grocery stores you can buy frozen crawfish tail meat, just don't buy the crawfish from China, buy Louisiana they are tastier. I have found the Chinese crawfish have a rubbery texture and a fishy taste.

This is truely a cajun recipe, hope you enjoy.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
5
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 stick
    butter
  • 2 lb
    frozen crawfish tail meat
  • 1 c
    chopped onion
  • 1/2 c
    green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/4 c
    celery chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley flakes
  • 2 Tbsp
    green onions chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    liquid crab boil (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 3 c
    cooked rice
  • 1 can(s)
    cream of mushroom soup (optional)
  • 1/2 can(s)
    water, as needed

How to Make Crawfish Etouffe

Step-by-Step

  1. Thaw frozen crawfish tails in cool bath of water, while melting butter.
  2. Melt butter on med heat in sauce pan
  3. Once butter is melted, add chopped onions, bell pepper, celery, and cook until tender.
  4. Add thawed crawfish tails, cayenne pepper, salt, crab boil. Crawfish meat is already cooked so don't over cook them. Cook on medium heat until everything looks like it has all come together.
  5. Add parsley flakes and green onions, simmer for approximately 5 min.
  6. Add can of Cream of Mushroom soup and 1/2 can of water to mixture, simmer on low to medium until soup is creamy consistency, simmer and additional 5 minutes, serve hot over rice or your favorite pasta.

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About Crawfish Etouffe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Collection: Mardi Gras!
Other Tag: Quick & Easy


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