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Crawfish Pirogue

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Caren Lee

"It's yummy! My husband and son love it. I got the etouffee recipe from a Cajun friend of mine. It's quick and simple. I decided to serve in a bread boat to recreate a favorite dish from a local restaurant. I serve it with a salad."
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45 m servings 472 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Toss crawfish tails with Creole seasoning in a bowl.
  3. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and green bell pepper; cook and stir until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic. Thin mixture with 1 cup water. Stir in crawfish tails; season with black pepper.
  4. Whisk cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl until smooth. Pour into the saucepan, stirring constantly, until crawfish mixture thickens, about 5 minutes.
  5. Cut tops off bread loaves; hollow out center to create a "boat." Place bread loaves on a baking sheet; spoon crawfish mixture into the center.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until bread is warm and lightly toasted, about 10 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • The prep time will vary depending on if you are using leftover crawfish tails or boiling and peeling crawfish. You can substitute any type of seafood you want.
  • The filling can be served over rice instead of in the bread boat.
  • I used bread tops to make garlic bread, which I baked alongside the "boats."

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 472 calories; 28.1 g fat; 34.2 g carbohydrates; 21.9 g protein; 182 mg cholesterol; 1027 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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