Crawfish Recipes

No, they aren't tiny lobsters--crawfish are delicious crustaceans in their own right. Find all the best recipes for crawfish etouffee, crawfish fetuccine, crawfish pie, and crawfish boil, and more.

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Cajun Crawfish and Shrimp Etouffe

Rating: 5 stars 581
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 Etouffee Like Maw-Maw Used to Make

Rating: 4 stars 53
This delicious crawfish entree is great for impressing guests (or even your spouse!) Serve with rice and crusty bread.

Crawfish Cornbread

Rating: 4.5 stars 65
A yummy Cajun twist on Mexican cornbread. Everyone can't quit talking about this recipe. It's sure to become a favorite.

Niki's Famous Crawfish Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
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: 4.5 stars 27
A feast fit for a crowd, this crawfish boil makes for a memorable meal.
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Doug's Crawfish Pie

Rating: 5 stars 8
Crawfish and puff pastry -- does it get any better than that? Spice it up. Have fun with it.

Crayfish or Shrimp Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 79
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 Linguine

Rating: 4.5 stars 41
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.

Crawfish Bisque

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
This rich, creamy soup will knock you off your feet! Great as part of a large meal, but meaty enough to use as a full meal.

Crawfish Fettuccine II

Rating: 4.5 stars 21
This recipe is great for 'creamy pasta' lovers. Fettuccine noodles can easily be substituted with angel hair pasta.

Crawfish Macquechou

Rating: 4 stars 6
This fresh corn dish is a Cajun favorite you won't see much outside of Louisiana. Every time I make this for people they love it. You can leave out the crawfish for a vegetarian side dish, or you can substitute fresh shrimp if crawfish is hard to find.

Crawfish Boulettes

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
Boulettes is French for 'little balls.' These combine the naturally sweet taste of crawfish tails with the Cajun 'Trinity' of onions, bell peppers, and celery, with an extra kick from the Cajun seasoning. They are deep fried until golden brown and delicious. You will love these!
By Chef Bayou

Inspiration and Ideas

15 Crawfish Recipes to Add to Your Seafood Rotation
We've rounded up our favorite crawfish recipes, from traditional étouffée and crawfish boils to new takes on old favorites, like crawfish beignets and crawfish dressing.
Louisiana Crawfish Étouffée
Rating: Unrated 256
Rich and classic, and comes together as quickly as you can cook rice.
Crawfish Fettuccine I
Rating: 4.5 stars 143

One word -- delicious! This creamy dish will leave them begging for more. The crawfish and Cajun seasonings give a new twist to fettuccine.