Easy Crawfish Etouffee Recipe with Louisiana Crawfish
My EASY Crawfish Etouffee recipe is also one of my favorite healthy crawfish recipes. Besides it’s one of the best easy crawfish recipes. There’s nothing like Louisiana crawfish season. My kids looked forwward to that time of year always. Now, my kids are in New York City, San Francisco and Dallas. However, they always adore Louisiana crawfish and especially my classic healthy easy Etouffee recipe from my Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook. I want to share an email from my daughter, Haley. This is when she was still in college but her feeling about crawfish season and Louisiana crawfish is just as passionate today.
Enjoy Louisiana Crawfish Etouffee Recipe Wherever You Live!
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 (diabetic-friendly recipe). Both the gumbo recipe and etouffee recipe are from my mom’s Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook. What’s great about her Louisiana cookbook is you can enjoy all your favorite southern, Cajun and New Orleans recipes healthier and easier!
Easy Crawfish Etouffee Recipe–Where to find Louisiana crawfish tails?
All of my friends at school love southern Cajun recipes. If fact, they hover around my kitchen when I am cooking. I always love to share southern recipes. No one realizes how easy you can whip up my mom’s recipes. I am making the Louisiana recipe in St. Louis. Both the Chicken and Sausage Gumbo and etouffee recipe took very little time and were full of flavor. The only downside is that seafood is extremely expensive in St. Louis, and I miss Louisiana crawfish season in Baton Rouge. I was excited to find Louisiana crawfish tails in the freezer of a grocery. You just have to check for them. If you can’t find Louisiana crawfish, check the Louisiana crawfish website for crawfish tails. Also, if you are looking for live crawfish for a crawfish boil, they are there too.
How to make my simple healthy crawfish etouffee recipe
You get all the wonderful flavor with my recipe without all the fat! Easy to make and healthier to eat, you won’t miss the high calorie, high fat version of this recipe. Stick with me and enjoy all your Louisiana favorites. Best of all, they are trim & terrific! My crawfish etouffee recipe is even DIABETIC!
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 stared with a light roux. This easy to follow recipe will quickly become part of your Cajun recipe repertoire!.
Makes 4 (1-cup) servings
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, 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. Salt and pepper to taste.
5. Stir in green onionscook another few minutes.
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
Terrific Tidbit: The browned flour and oil creates a roux that gives the etouffee that deeper color.
For the perfect side dish to these savory southern recipes and so many other meals try my 2-ingredient easy crescent roll recipes like this Pull Apart Bread – SO good!!!
Of all the crawfish recipes, my Louisiana easy crawfish etouffee recipe is the most popular. I decided to show you my secret how to make the recipes easier and healthier! Best of all, if you’re looking for a last minute simple, healthy dinner, here you go!
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