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Louisiana Crawfish Etouffee

Louisiana Crawfish Etouffee

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
BONNIET310

BONNIET310

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.

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  • Calories:
  • 636 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 24.6 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 82.7g
  • 27%
  • Protein:
  • 19.4 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 142 mg
  • 47%
  • Sodium:
  • 666 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Combine the rice and water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until rice is tender and water has been absorbed.
  2. While the rice is cooking, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, and saute until transparent. Stir in the garlic, and cook for a minute. Stir in the flour until well blended. Gradually stir in the tomato sauce and water, then add the crawfish tails and bring to a simmer. Add the green onions and season with salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes over low heat, until the crawfish is cooked but not tough. Serve over hot cooked rice.
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Alice
151

Alice

4/6/2009

For Kerms, the water is supposed to be for the rice. Not the etouffee. I think that was your mistake.

Kerms
113

Kerms

2/12/2009

I tried to make this etouffee and it was a disaster! I think the measurements might be wrong. With 3/4 cup of butter (that's a stick and a half of butter) and 6 cups of water, I basically ended up with butter soup. The recipe only calls for a couple of tablespoons of tomato sauce. Within 6 cups of water, that doesn't do anything. Maybe its supposed to be tomato paste? I'm not sure what I did wrong, but I basically ended up with melted butter floating on top of slightly tinted water. I ended up having to throw the whole thing out. It was very disappointing because all the shrimp (I didn't have crawfish) was wasted. Maybe I did something wrong, if so please tell me! I was so excited when I read the other reviews. Mine just didn't turn out anything like it.

lemonleaf
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lemonleaf

8/7/2007

Super easy! I am from Louisiana and agree with other reviews...etouffee should not contain canned soups! My entire family enjoys this recipe!

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