Healthy Crawfish Etouffee Recipe with Secret Healthy Roux -YUM!

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My Easy Crawfish Etouffee Recipe Is Also A 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 and southern cooking! We love our crawfish in Louisiana and so does the rest of the country. Google ranks my recipe at the top for healthy crawfish etouffee recipes. There’s nothing like Louisiana crawfish season and my kids looked forward to that time of year. Now, my kids are in New York City, San Francisco and Dallas. However, they love Louisiana crawfish and especially my classic healthy easy Crawfish Etouffee recipe from my Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook. I freeze crawfish tails year round and I prepare my etouffee recipe any time they are in town.  I can’t wait for you to make my easy healthy crawfish recipes and you can make these recipes wherever you live.


Enjoy Louisiana Crawfish Etouffee Recipe Wherever You Live!

I want to share an email from my daughter, Haley 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 knew I wouldn’t be 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?  You can prepare all your favorite southern, Cajun and New Orleans recipes healthier and easier! Today, Haley is still passtionate about Louisiana crawfish.

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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 you can whip up my mom’s recipes. I am making my favorite Louisiana recipes in St. Louis. The Chicken and Sausage Gumbo and the etouffee recipe took very little time and are so flavorful. The only downside is that 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 freezer of a grocery.  Ask your grocery where to find Louisiana crawfish tails and they are probably frozen. If you can’t find Louisiana crawfish, check the Louisiana crawfish website for crawfish tails and you can also find live crawfish for a crawfish boil.

How to make my easy healthy crawfish etouffee recipe

You get all the wonderful flavor with my healthy crawfish etouffee recipe without all the fat!  My recipe is simple! I promise you won’t miss the high calorie, high fat version of this recipe. Also, this is a diabetic crawfish etouffee!

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

The key ingredients are tender Louisiana crawfish tails simmered with onion, green pepper, and garlic in a light roux. You can make this recipe in minutes. This easy-to-follow healthy crawfish etouffee recipe will top your Cajun recipe repertoire!. Start cooking the rice.

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 and 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, 5 minutes.
3. Gradually add chicken broth and stir until thickened. Add paprika and crawfish. Bring to boil.
4. Reduce heat, cover, cook 20–25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste and stir in green onions.

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 meatCrawfish eetouffee recipe easy

Terrific Tidbit: The browned flour and oil creates a roux.  The roux gives the etouffee that deeper color.

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Try my 2-ingredient easy crescent roll recipe.  Pull Apart Bread is SO good and complements my healthy crawfish etouffee. Actually, any time I make this Pull Apart bread, it steals the show. One bite and you will understand why!

With most Louisiana recipes, rice is a staple and if you haven’t ever had popcorn rice, check out this other Louisiana specialty.

Of all the crawfish recipes, my Louisiana easy crawfish etouffee recipe is probably the most popular. I have a secret to make the recipes easier and healthier! These yummy recipes makes a last minute simple, healthy dinner.


Have you been to the Louisiana crawfish websiteI have delcious healthy easy crawfish recipes!  Remember to always look for Louiaiana crawfish wherever you live.

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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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