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Crawfish Etouffee

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by chilerelleno, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Crawfish Etouffee

    Make a roux of 1 stick of butter and 2/3C flour.
    Cook to a nice color like that of peanut butter.
    Add in your Cajun Holy Trinity, 1-1/2C finely diced onion, 1C finely diced Green bell pepper, 1/2C finely diced celery and cook till veggies start to soften.
    Add in 2C chicken stock, 1T minced garlic, 1-1/2C chopped tomatoes.
    I used a mix a Cajun spices to get a nice spicy flavor suitable for my palate.
    Bring it to a slow boil and then lower to simmering, if it is too thick add more stock, broth or water to thin it.
    Add in crawfish and cook for another 10 minutes.
    Serve over white rice.

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    Last edited: Nov 23, 2018
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  2. Scott Eisenbraun

    Scott Eisenbraun Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    That looks amazing!
     
  3. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That's what I'm talking bout'!

    You need to move up North, closer to Montana so I might be able to try some of that! :D
     
  4. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those are really plump and clean crawfish. Looks good.
     
  5. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Appreciate it Scott, I just got done with a midnite snack and it was pretty amazing again.
    You keep talking, but if you were walking you'd be closer to a plate of it.
    Thanks John.
    Extra large, hand picked and cleaned... Paid for it too.
    Thanks Kevin.
     
  6. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    MY GOD.....
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    POINTS
     
  8. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru

    Booyah!!!!

    Point for sure.
    Chris
     
  9. Yes Indeed! Looks good, and I agree, great lookin crawfish!
     
  10. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks guys, really appreciate the replies and Likes.
    Etouffee is a an easy meal, give it a go.
     
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  11. crpngdth2001

    crpngdth2001 Fire Starter

    Any recommendations for those of us not in crawfish country on where to order frozen tail meat? I once made a batch of crawfish etouffee with frozen tail meat from WalMart, imported from China, and it was godawful (I know, what did I expect, right).
     
  12. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Sorry, best you can do is order online from a reputable place and pay the premium price plus overnight shipping.
    Or have someone down here ship it to you, but the overnight shipping is exorbitant.
     
  13. crpngdth2001

    crpngdth2001 Fire Starter

    I see you are correct, prices are crazy. I tried cajuncrawfish.com and 10 pounds of tail meat shipped is about $260, or $26/pound. I guess I'll have to wait until it's back in season and have a cousin ship me some - hopefully that will be a bit cheaper.

    If I was living in a more urban setting, I'd try farming the darn things..