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Crawfish Etoufee

"This is a fun and interesting dish to serve when entertaining. For some, it's an introduction to crawfish and Cajun food. Our favorite seafood restaurant features this dish on their menu and it's fabulous! --Tamra Duncan"
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1 h 5 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. In a heavy skillet or Dutch oven, melt butter; stir in flour. Cook and stir over low heat for about 20 minutes until mixture is a caramel-colored paste. Add the celery, pepper and onions; stir until coated. Add the broth, water, parsley, tomato paste, bay leaf, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaf. Add crawfish and heat through. Serve over rice.


  • TEST KITCHEN TIP Sometimes Tamra serves this with cooked penne pasta instead of rice. You can mix it all together or just serve it over the pasta. Also, you can add a bit more tomato paste for a deeper color and more cayenne pepper to raise the heat level.

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An etouffee is best when you start with a roux. A good roux gives the dish the ultimate flavor and the finished product is rewarding!! I followed this recipe somewhat close ( I added the paste ...

I love this recipe....It has a wonderful taste if you want a good Etoufee this is it.

This was pretty darn good. I ended up not using all the flour, only about 3-4 tablespoons which was more than enough to thicken it up. I had some cajun seasoning on hand and sprinkled some of ...

Great recipe! However, the rue was so thick I had to had in almost another cup of water to keep the dish from becoming a paste. Also found that it really requires doubling the cayenne, black pep...

This is also very good to serve on A Split Baked Potato. I Just love craw fish.But i have used shrimp when i dont have any on hand.I have also been known to add a bit more chicken stock, flower ...

I've never made etoufee and was a little nervous but this recipe is very easy and delicious.

My husband likes this crawfish etoufee better than our favorite restaurant's version, and it's so easy!

This was excellent - spicy and flavorful

I made this last night and it was a hit. I added Lawry's seasoning salt and a little more cayenne pepper but followed the resume for the other ingredients. I will make this again.