Louisiana Crawfish Etouffee Recipe
Here in Louisiana, there's nothing better than this classic during crawfish season. This recipe is easy and can be substituted with shrimp when crawfish are out of season. Even better when served with hot garlic French bread! Start cooking the rice first since this is a quick and easy dish.
An authentic Louisiana recipe with a rich and spicy fresh tomato based roux with fresh garlic, bell peppers, celery and onions mixed with crawfish and shrimp. A little time consuming but well worth it!! Serve over steamed rice with hushpuppies and/or crackers on the side.
This is a simple and delicious recipe. Crawfish etoufee is one of my all-time favorite dishes, and this one measures up with the best of them. The only thing I would change is less water (only needs about 4 cups) and more tomato sauce (I use a whole 8oz can).
Crawfish tails are tossed with egg noodles and a spicy, Cajun Cheddar cheese sauce in this New Orleans-style pasta.
A delicious dish with onions, bell pepper, crawfish and diced tomatoes, simmered in mushroom soup.
I just made this last night and I was so glad it really was as easy as it seemed. The flavor was wonderful! The only thing I would change is the amount of onion in the beginning. It was a bit too much for my taste. I also added shrimp since I didn't have enough crawfish. It was SOOOO GOOD! Thanks for the recipe.
To the user Kerms, and any one else who had the problem where to etouffee had too much liquid: The 6 cups of water is to boil the rice!! Don't put that much water in your etouffee! If you do find that you added too much water on accident try cooking it uncovered, stirring constantly over medium heat to cook some water out. Also, etouffees usually will thicken up if you let them stand. Remember that rice will absorb a lot of juice when you combine them, so you may find it better to have a little more liquid than you originally intended. As a last resort if you just have too much water, you can always add more flour by slowly stirring it in. Otherwise, this is a very solid recipe! :)