Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Another Recipe For My Skribit-Requesting Friend!

Now - before all you northerners freak out on me - this recipe can be made with shrimp. But it's better with crawfish tails! You can find the tail meat frozen in a package up here in Yankeeland.

This is a rich, garlicky recipe. Mmmmmmm.

Crawfish Etouffe

1 stick butter
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell peppers
1 pound peeled crawfish tails
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup water
1 14-oz. can petite-diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon salt
Pinch of cayenne
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
1/4 cup chopped green onions

In a large saute pan over medium high heat, melt the butter. Add the onions, celery, and bell peppers and saute until the vegetables are wilted, about 8 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Add the crawfish and garlic, reduce the heat to medium. Cook the crawfish for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Dissolve the flour in the water. Add to the crawfish mixture. Season with salt and cayenne. Stir until the mixture thickens, about 4 minutes.

Stir in the parsley and green onions and continue cooking for 2 minutes. Serve over steamed rice.


  1. i must still be a west-coast gal... ick! ;-)

  2. Yeap, I've made it with shrimp and it is fabulous! Personally I couldn't handle the crawfish. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree does it Mom?! ;)

    For the record, our mother can't stand anything about crawfish. I'll bet she won't even read this post!

  3. OK Holly,
    I need some crawfish tails!!!!! I have searched hi and low for them here in Chicagoland and can not find them. When I went to Texas, this was the best thing I had eaten in my whole life!! I NEED IT!!! lol
    Thoughts on where I can find thse tasty little critters??