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Richard and Suzanne's Louisiana Crawfish Pasta

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars

"This is a traditional crawfish dish in New Orleans. This dish can be spicy or mild depending on the amount of red pepper flakes you use, so be careful."
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40 m servings 1505
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain.
  2. While the pasta cooks, melt the butter in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the garlic in the butter 1 to 2 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Stir in the yellow onion and 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes; cook until the yellow onion becomes translucent. Add the crawfish tails; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring continually; transfer the crawfish to a bowl, leaving as many onions as possible in the skillet.
  3. Pour the heavy cream into the skillet and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, and simmer until thickened. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes into the cream, return the crawfish to the sauce and simmer 2 to 3 minutes. Serve sauce over the drained pasta; garnish with chopped green onion.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 1505 calories; 109.8 99.8 37.6 493 317 Full nutrition

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Delicious! Added 1/2 cup parm, mush, two spicy link sausages, used a little more than 1 pint half and half, and 1 pint heavy cream, plus some Creole seasoning and it was heavenly. Great base r...

This receipe is the best Crawfish Pasta recipe I have ever tried. The best I had ever tried was Semolina's Restaurant in New Orleans. This blew that away. Do you guy own a restaurant or somet...

I like my food spicy so I used the red pepper flakes as instructed but also used Tony Chachere's seasoning instead of salt. I then added some red bell pepper. Finally, I needed to add a little...

Great dish. I added 1 1/2 cap fulls of shrimp & crab boil as well as some shrimp which made it really pop. I have passed this reciepe on to friends its so good.

with this recipe i add the following: Tony's Creole Seasoning.. bunch of Asparagus.. bunch of Spinach.. saute with the onion AND green onion AND garlic... then add SHRIMP and Crawfish.. then add...

Great recipe. I had leftover crawfish from a boil that added great flavor. Even with seasoned crawfish I found I had go add some more spices and would also recommend adding about a tsp of dried ...

I followed the recipie very closely, but used chilli paste instead of red pepper flakes. (I didn't have red pepper flakes on hand...) The flavor wasn't what I expected. It tasted too onion-y It ...

Didn't have bowtie pasta, so I used Angel Hair Pasta. This makes a lot of sauce, I mixed it with the angel hair pasta at the end, like I would spaghetti and it was still a lot of extra sauce. ...

Good base recipe and can be adapted to be a little less bad for you too. I used 1/2 cream and 1/2 2% milk and thickened with corn starch, and used less butter than called for. Added chopped as...