Crawfish Recipes

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Crawfish Cornbread

Rating: 4.44 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: 4.55 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: 4.42 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.

Louisiana Crawfish Ya-Ya Pasta

Rating: 4.63 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!

Crawfish Fettuccine I

Rating: 4.7 stars
One word -- delicious! This creamy dish will leave them begging for more. The crawfish and Cajun seasonings give a new twist to fettuccine.

Louisiana Crawfish Bisque

Rating: 4.59 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.

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Crawfish Etouffee II

Rating: Unrated
I'm from Louisiana so that means this is a true recipe for Crawfish Etouffe. My family loves it when I make this recipe! If you can find crawfish fat use it instead of the tomato paste. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Instant Pot® Live Crawfish Boil for Four

Every spring I do a crawfish boil and every year I think there has got to be an easier way. It takes 30 minutes to get the stockpot full of water to come to a boil and then the crawfish require 30 minutes of soaking, which results in overcooked potatoes and corn. This year I was determined to simplify the process and set out looking for an Instant Pot® method online. There were plenty of recipes that called for frozen crawfish but I couldn't find one single one that used live crawfish. Challenge accepted!

Crawfish and Corn Soup

Rating: 4.81 stars

This soup is a staple in several New Orleans restaurants. If you don't like it spicy do not use the Creole seasoning, just add more salt and pepper. Serve with salad and garlic bread. It's easy and delicious!