Friday, May 15, 2009

Crawfish Etouffee

My husband and I love Crawfish Etouffee. There is a restaurant called Baby Kay's in Phoenix and we love that place but hate the drive. I did go there about a week ago and brought some Crawfish Etoufee back for Bart and you could tell that he liked it but didn't love it. I knew I had to fix that so I made homemade Crawfish Etouffee and he LOVED it! In fact, he told me it was the best he has ever tasted. I have to agree with him, it's DEVINE!

What you need:

1 pound of fresh or frozen, peeled and cooked crawfish tails. (You can get them at Walmart)
1/4 cup of flour
1/4 cup of butter or margarine
1 large onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
1 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped green sweet bell peppers
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon of butter
3/4 cup of water
1/2 cup of sliced green onions
1/4 cup of snipped fresh parsley
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
hot cooked rice

In a 3 quart saucepan stir together the flour and 1/4 cup of butter until smooth. Cook over medium-high heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium and cook and stir for another 5-8 minutes or until roux has turned a brownish red. Add onion, celery, sweet pepper and garlic to sauce pan and cook for another 5 minutes.
Now add 1 tablespoon of butter, stir until melted. Stir in water, green onions, parsley, salt, pepper and the ground red pepper (cayenne). Bring to a boil. Add crawfish. Return to boil, reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered for another 10-12 minutes or until heated through. Serve with hot cooked rice. Garnish with parley if desired.


Gaby said...

wow that looks yummy!!!

girlichef said...

This looks and sounds divine! Love the color...I'd love a big plate of this.

Helene said...

I've never heard of that dish, that surely looks really goog.

Donna-FFW said...

This looks terrific! I have never made it before, I will have to try after seeing these photos!

Christina Kim said...

Look sooo creamy and delicious!!

Reeni♥ said...

I've heard of this but never knew what it was. It looks really delicious, so rich and creamy!

Bunny said...

I've never made this before, I'm gonna have to try it. For some reason I just love the name of it, etouffee, maybe because it's french!LOL!

Tangled Noodle said...

Ooooh! Creamy and served over rice - perfect!

teresa said...

I've never even tasted crawfish ettouffee, but it looks incredible, I'm going to have to give this a try!

Kevin said...

That looks tasty! I have been wanting to try an etouffee.