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Crawfish Dressing for Turkey Day

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by ecto1, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    My wife may kill me for sharing this but it is so good I could not imagine not sharing it with you guys.  With turkey day around the corner and everyone making turkey this is a great time to share this recipe.  In my books our only sacred recipe is the pecan pie recipe everything else is meant to be shared.

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    Crawfish Dressing Recipe

    12 servings

    2 hours 30 min prep

    2 cups buttermilk self-rising white cornmeal mix (I get it at Wal-Mart)

    1/2 cup flour

    1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

    1 egg, lightly beaten

    2 cups buttermilk

    10 tablespoons butter or margarine

    1 onion, finely chopped

    2 small green peppers, finely chopped

    1 lb crawfish tails (frozen, cooked, peeled, thawed)

    2 cups chicken broth

    2 eggs, lightly beaten

    1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

    1 teaspoon white pepper

    1 teaspoon red peppers or cayenne

    1 teaspoon black pepper

    Grease a 9" oven-proof skillet (preferably cast-iron) and heat it in the oven at 450 degrees for 5 minutes.

    Combine the first 5 ingredients listed above to make the cornbread.

    Pour into hot prepared skillet, and bake at 450 for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

    Set aside.

    Preheat oven to 350, and lightly grease a 9x13" baking dish.

    Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.

    Add the onion and bell pepper, and cook until tender, 4-5 minutes.

    Crumble the cornbread into a large bowl.

    Add the cooked vegetables, and all remaining ingredients and stir until moistened.

    Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 1 hr., or until firm and golden brown
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  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Ok I might be going out on a limb but I was NIXXED on the oyster stuffing by the wife. So the wife just loves some good crawfish so if I just spring this one on her I guest she can't tell me no. Well not with food that is. Now this recipe is going on the short list and into the vast collection of great recipe that this place offers to us members. I'll tell you what I think soon enough afterI make it. DEAL 
  3. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sounds like I deal i have no doubt you will be impressed I am not a dressing person but we have had this ever since we met some Cajuns almost a decade ago.  Thanksgiving would not be the same without it. 
  4. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Sounds great, I love me some mudbugs.
  5. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I like the buttermilk cornbread twist.  We normally just use yellow cornbread or stale frenchbread.  Nice recipe.

  6. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks I wish I could take full credit.
  7. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Won't have this for thanksgiving as we are having oyster dressing and rice dressing.

     BUT! I will file this one to add to my what to do w/ the leftover mudbugs from the boil.

    Crawfish dressing

    crawfish potato salad

    crawfish etoufee

    crawfish stuffed bread.
  8. athabaskar

    athabaskar Smoking Fanatic

    This looks awesome. Might not go with my planned rack of lamb, but truly a keeper. Thanks!
  9. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Thanks for the recipe...[​IMG]

    Now, About that Pecan Pie Recipe....[​IMG]
  10. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    You want me to get a Divorce...[​IMG]
  11. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Would we get the pecan pie recipe if you did? [​IMG]
  12. coacher72

    coacher72 Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the recipe. I love anything that has crawfish in it.