Crawfish Recipes

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Crawfish Cornbread

Rating: 4.45 stars
A yummy Cajun twist on Mexican cornbread. Everyone can't quit talking about this recipe. It's sure to become a favorite.

Crawfish Etouffee Like Maw-Maw Used to Make

Rating: 4.2 stars
This delicious crawfish entree is great for impressing guests (or even your spouse!) Serve with rice and crusty bread.

Crayfish or Shrimp Pasta

Rating: 4.58 stars
This dish can be made with either crawfish or shrimp. It's a great crowd pleaser. Serve with a salad and crispy French bread.

Crawfish Etouffee IV

Rating: 4.53 stars
This is a quick and very good Cajun dish that was given to me by my mother.

Niki's Famous Crawfish Dip

Rating: 4.57 stars
Being from New Orleans, and being a true 'Cajun cook' I create a lot of my own recipes simply by experimenting. This dip recipe came to me when I decided that adding crab boil to almost anything will make it taste incredible. Everyone that tastes it agrees! It's best when prepared a day ahead of time and reheated. Serve with chicken flavored crackers.

Louisiana Crawfish Boil

Rating: 4.44 stars
What a feast! Invite the family and dig into this messy, yummy boil. Combining crawfish, sausage, corn, mushrooms, potatoes, and artichokes, this is a dish you'll crave over and over. Add other seafood or vegetables to your liking.
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Doug's Crawfish Pie

Rating: 5 stars
Crawfish and puff pastry -- does it get any better than that? Spice it up. Have fun with it.

Crawfish Linguine

Rating: 4.56 stars
I am married, have a daughter, and work full-time outside the home. Nutritious, quick and simple is my game. This is a simple meal that can be prepared in 25 minutes that is absolutely delicious. Serve with a salad and garlic bread for a complete meal.

Louisiana Crawfish Etouffee

Rating: 4.49 stars
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.

Baked Crawfish Dip

Every party demands a great dip, right? Whether it's chips and salsa or a simple veggie dip. This quick and easy crawfish dip is a definite crowd pleaser! C'mon and dip baby dip!

Louisiana Crawfish Bisque

Rating: 4.67 stars
My mom and I make this recipe and it always gets rave reviews. It's so creamy and hearty. Being from Louisiana, I am happy to be able to make a crawfish bisque better than any I've ever tried at any restaurant. Serve with French bread and a nice salad.

Louisiana Crawfish Ya-Ya Pasta

Rating: 4.64 stars
This cheesy, creamy, rich crawfish pasta is found at every family gathering in the New Orleans area - a great addition to your seafood recipe box and a great way to try crawfish!

Inspiration and Ideas

Crawfish Fettuccine I
Rating: Unrated
One word -- delicious! This creamy dish will leave them begging for more. The crawfish and Cajun seasonings give a new twist to fettuccine.
Cajun Crawfish and Shrimp Etouffe
Rating: Unrated
An authentic Louisiana recipe with a rich and spicy fresh tomato based roux with fresh garlic, bell peppers, celery and onions mixed with crawfish and shrimp. A little time consuming but well worth it!! Serve over steamed rice with hushpuppies and/or crackers on the side.

Crawfish Chowder

Rating: 4.84 stars

I serve this chowder Christmas night. Everyone welcomes the change from all of the junk food and turkey. It is very creamy and satisfying. Serve it with cornbread or crusty French bread.