A cajun sunday lunch/ Crawfish etoufee.

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by eman, May 17, 2010.

  1. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Decided to use some crawfish leftover from the boil to make an etoufee.
    I had 3 lbs of tails leftover from our last boil in the freezer. Thawed them and got out the big pot .
    (Recipe to follow)
    Diced , onions ,celery , bell pepper ( cajun trinity).
    also diced fine 4 cloves garlic ( gotta keep the vampires away)

    sauteed the trinity in butter till clear then added garlic and cooked 5 more min.
    added crawfish water and seasoning and cooked for 30 min.
    made a cornstarch slurry and added to thicken.
    add parsley and green onions and cook for 5 more min.

    Decided to do fried eggplant medallions to serve the etoufee over instead of the usual rice.
    Sliced eegplant in 1/4" slices and marinated for 1 hr in seasoned buttermilk.
    Breaded the eggplant in half masa flour and half all pourpose flour seasoned w/ cajun dust.
    fried till golden brown

    Battery went dead in camera b4 i could get a plated pic.
    But i got leftovers .so i'll try then.
    Forgot the recipe!
    3 lbs crawfish tails ( can also use shrimp)
    1/2 lb butter
    1 1/2 cup diced onion
    3/4 cup diced bell pepper
    1 cup diced celery
    3 cups cold water
    1 1/2 tbsp corn starch
    1/4 cup chopped parsley
    1/4 cup green onions
    Cajun seasoning
    1/4 tsp thyme
    1/4 tsp oregano

    lets cook:
    season tails w/ cajun seasoning set aside
    Heat butter in a stock pot.
    sautee onions bell pepper celery an garlic
    add rest of the ingrediants except for corstarch and the green onions and parsley
    simmer 30 mins. test for seasoning at this time and add if needed.. make a slurry w/ the corstarch and add while stirring to thicken .
    Add green onions and parsley and cook for 5 more min.
  2. ozark rt

    ozark rt Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Man oh man how I long for a good etoufee. Or even just some good mud bugs. Around here all you can get are farm raised crawfish. I guess they are better than no crawfish at all but I sure do miss the ones we caught ourselves.
  3. suthrngrllr

    suthrngrllr Fire Starter

    Dude, you got me drooling eman, looks great. Pass da' rice.
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks like another meal I should have been there for [​IMG]
  5. You know I don't live that far away!! Just kiddin', that sounds like something I need to make soon. Thanks for getting the Drool juices flowing.
  6. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Fire Starter

    just what i didn't need.......try finding a crawfish in Hawaii - if you do let me know!! looks good.
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man Eman you are Rick are killing me with all this crawfish stuff. Heck Saturday Rick popped into chat to tell me he was just going to a crawfish boil at work. But atleast you give me a good recipe for the Etoufee so thanks for that and I'm going to go get a second job so I can afford some good ole crawfish for this recipe. Thanks E [​IMG]

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