Crawfish Etouffee Georgia Style
Ingredients55 m servings 352 cals
- Melt butter in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion, celery root, and bell peppers; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Stir in crawfish, garlic, and bay leaves. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Whisk flour into chicken broth and water in a bowl until smooth; pour into crawfish mixture. Season with smoked salt and cayenne pepper.
- Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook and stir until mixture thickens, about 4 minutes. Stir in parsley and green onions; cook 2 minutes more.
- Cook's Notes:
- You may use fresh or frozen crawfish tails, as long as they're at room temperature. If you can't find smoked fleur de sel, substitute kosher salt.
- Cooking Method #2:
- My French way is to use a saucepan with a tight fitting lid to etouffee (French for smother) the crawfish. There are also a few added ingredients. Season crawfish tails with smoked fleur de sel and crushed black and white pepper, then set aside. Melt unsalted butter; add onion and chopped celery root and cook over medium heat until very tender. Stir in flour; blend well with a whisk, and cook, stirring constantly, until there is no floury taste, about 2 minutes. Slowly stir in water and chicken stock, 2 tablespoons crawfish fat, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, 1 heaping tablespoon of tomato paste, and garlic. Cook slowly, about 20 minutes, adding a little more water if needed.
- When sauce is done, add crawfish tails; cover with lid. Cook 8 to 10 minutes. Season again to taste. In a different pan, sauté the green onion or leeks, peppers and parsley; cook 2 to 5 minutes or until tender. Add sauteed ingredients to the crawfish mixture, cover with a lid, and cook for 5 minutes more to meld flavors.
Per Serving: 352 calories; 24.5 g fat; 15.6 g carbohydrates; 18.4 g protein; 183 mg cholesterol; 725 mg sodium. Full nutrition
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I went with cooking option #2, added shrimp along with my crawfish tails, a few drops of liquid smoke with the seafood in lieu of smoked salt, and a dollop of coconut oil instead of the crawfish...
Excellent! I had to use what I had on hand which included regular butter, celery, red bell pepper (we don't like the green) and regular salt. All other ingredients were the same. Served over bla...