Healthy Easy Crawfish Etouffee Recipe with Secret Healthy Roux -YUM!

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My Easy Crawfish Etouffee Recipe Makes Best Healthy Crawfish Etouffee!

Can you believe my EASY Crawfish Etouffee recipe is also one of my favorite healthy crawfish recipes? I specialize in healthy easy recipes, healthy Cajun recipes and southern cooking!  We love crawfish in Louisiana and so does the rest of the country. Google ranks my recipe for healthy crawfish etouffee recipes at the top!. That’s because my etouffee recipe it is easy and fabulous! There’s nothing like Louisiana crawfish season and my kids look forward to this time of year.  Everyone loves crawfish boils but I love easy crawfish recipes! Now, my kids live in New York City, San Francisco and Dallas. However, they still love Louisiana crawfish season and especially my easy etouffee recipe from my Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook.

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I Created THE ULTIMATE Crawfish King Cake

There’s tons of my healthy crawfish recipes on my healthy food blog. I created my incredible recipe for Crawfish King Cake!  I made it during Mardi Gras season but I’ll continue to make year round. It’s like Stuffed Crawfish bread. Unbelievably good and simple to make! Pick up crescent rolls, cream cheese and crawfish!

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Crawfish Tails Freeze

I freeze crawfish tails year round.  Then, I prepare my crawfish etouffee recipe any time the kids are in town.  Now, you can also make my easy healthy crawfish recipes wherever you live. Remember, stock up on Louisiana crawfish tails during crawfish season and freeze to use year round. Check the freezer section of groceries outside Louisiana. I wash and drain my tails before using them. This Easy Crawfish Etouffee freezes well. Actually, most of my crawfish recipes freeze. All my cookbooks highlight freezer-friendly recipes with a snowflake. I know people like to cook and freeze.

Enjoy Louisiana Crawfish Etouffee Recipe Wherever You Live

I’m sharing an email from my daughter Haley.  This is from when she was still in college.  From my daughter Haley:  After adjusting back into school at Wash U after winter break, I realized how much I missed my Cajun recipes!  I wouldn’t return home for Louisiana crawfish season. So, within one week I made my mom’s easy Crawfish Etouffee recipe and Chicken and Sausage Gumbo.  Also, this is a diabetic chicken gumbo recipe.  Both recipes are from my mom’s Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook. What’s great about heLouisiana cookbook?  I prepare all my favorite southern, Cajun and New Orleans recipes and they are healthier and easier! Today, Haley is still passionate about Louisiana crawfish and she lives in San Francisco. She still cooks a lot.

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Easy Crawfish Etouffee Recipe! Where to find Louisiana Crawfish Tails!

“All of my friends at school love southern Cajun recipes. If fact, they gather around my kitchen when I am cooking my southern recipes. No one realizes how easy I whip up my mom’s recipes. I prepare all my favorite Louisiana recipes in St. Louis. The Chicken and Sausage Gumbo and the easy Crawfish Etouffee recipe make quick dinners. Plus, flavorful and delicious! The only downside is seafood is extremely expensive in St. Louis.  I miss Louisiana crawfish season in Baton Rouge and was excited to find Louisiana crawfish tails in the grocery freezer.”  Ask your grocery where to find Louisiana crawfish tails.  They are probably frozen.

How to make Easy Healthy Crawfish Etouffee Recipe

My easy etouffee recipe tastes like the classic high calorie, high fat version but it’s also a diabetic easy crawfish recipe! The browned flour and oil creates a roux and gives the etouffee that deeper brown color. My easy-to-follow healthy crawfish etouffee recipe will top your favorite Cajun recipes. Start cooking the rice and see you in the kitchen! All my healthy crawfish recipes are easy to prepare. I include so many healthy Cajun recipes on my healthy food blog. Check the Louisiana crawfish website for information on crawfish tails and live crawfish for crawfish boils.

Easy Crawfish Etouffee recipe from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC Gulf Coast Favorites Cookbook

Makes 4 (1-cup) servings

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2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup fat-free chicken broth
1 tablespoon paprika
1 pound Louisiana crawfish tails, rinsed and drained
Salt and pepper to taste
1 bunch green onions, stems only, finely chopped

1. In large nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, heat oil.  Stir in flour.
2. Cook over medium heat until light brown, 5–8 minutes, stirring constantly. Add onion, green pepper, and garlic and sauté until tender about 5 minutes.
3. Gradually add chicken broth stirring until thickened.  Add paprika and crawfish and bring to boil.
4. Reduce heat, cover, cook 20–25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste. Stir in green onions and serve.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 220, Calories from fat (%) 36, Fat (g) 9, Saturated Fat (g) 1, Cholesterol (mg) 159, Sodium (mg) 217, Carbohydrate (g) 13, Dietary Fiber (g) 4, Sugars (g) 4, Protein (g) 22, Diabetic Exchanges: 1 carbohydrate, 3 lean meat

Try My Pull Apart Bread Recipe 

My 2-ingredient easy crescent roll recipe for this Pull Apart Bread is SO good and complements my healthy easy crawfish etouffee. Whenever I make this Pull Apart bread, it steals the show. One bite and you’ll understand why.  Keep these ingredients on hand for a quick recipe. Also, try brown rice for a healthier option because one cup white rice is less than 1 gram fiber. One cup brown rice has over 3 grams fiber. Easy transition. Probably, no one will know the difference and you are eating healthy. I serve brown rice to my husband.  Look for instant brown rice for a quick solution.

My Popular Diabetic Easy Crawfish Etouffee Recipe

Guess what! Of all the crawfish recipes, my Louisiana easy crawfish etouffee recipe ranks most popular and it’s a diabetic easy etouffee recipe. Tender Louisiana crawfish tails, onion, green pepper, and garlic simmer together in a light roux. I have the secret to easy healthy Louisiana recipes! My Crawfish Cakes are another easy diabetic recipe. Also, Crawfish Fettuccine makes another delicious dinner.  This crawfish recipe freezes well. I make it ahead of time when I have company.  Then, I cross my easy etouffee recipe off my list. Great taste of Louisiana.

Where to Find Louisiana Crawfish?

Visit the Louisiana crawfish website for amazing healthy easy crawfish recipes!  Here’s a special offer! Get an autographed Louisiana cookbook with Discount code LA25 for 25% OFF.  Start cooking my healthy Cajun recipes! All my cookbooks guide you to healthy cooking and I love sharing the recipes on my healthy food blog.  See you in the kitchen. Use Louisiana crawfish in recipes and you taste the difference. I promise!

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Holly Clegg

With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the American Diabetes Association.Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post.She consulted for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country.
For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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