Healthy Crawfish Etouffee Recipe with Secret Healthy Roux -YUM!

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My Easy Crawfish Etouffee Recipe Is 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 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 looke forward to that time of year. Now, my kids live in New York City, San Francisco and Dallas. However, they still love Louisiana crawfish and my classic healthy easy Crawfish Etouffee recipe from Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook. I freeze crawfish tails year round and prepare my 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 crawfish tails during crawfish season and freeze to use year round.

Enjoy Louisiana Crawfish Etouffee Recipe Wherever You Live

I’m sharing 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 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 and 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 healthier and easier! Today, Haley is still passtionate about Louisiana crawfish and lives in San Francisco. She also cooks a lot like I do.

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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 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 freezer of a grocery.”  Ask your grocery where to find Louisiana crawfish tails.  They are probably frozen. Check Louisiana crawfish website for information on crawfish tails and live crawfish for crawfish boils. I include my healthy crawfish recipes too.

How to make my easy healthy crawfish etouffee recipe

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 recipe. and this easy etouffee recipe is also a diabetic crawfish etouffee.

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

The key ingredients, tender Louisiana crawfish tails, onion, green pepper, and garlic simmer together in a light roux. I know my easy-to-follow healthy crawfish etouffee recipe will top your Cajun recipe favorites. Start cooking the rice. This freezes well also. See you in the kitchen! Let me know how  you like the recipe.

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.  Sauté until tender, 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.

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.

More About Louisiana Favorites

My 2-ingredient easy crescent roll recipe for this Pull Apart Bread is SO good and complements my healthy crawfish etouffee. Whenever I make this Pull Apart bread, it steals the show. One bite and you’ll understand why.  Keep these ingreidents on hand.

Rice is a staple with most Louisiana recipes and popcorn rice is a Louisiana specialty.  Also, try brown rice for a healthier option.  One cup white rice is less than 1 gram fiber and one cup brown rice has over 3 grams fiber. Easy transitition.  Probably,  no one will know the difference.

Guess what! Of all the crawfish recipes, my Louisiana easy crawfish etouffee recipe ranks most popular. I have a secret to create easier, healthier Louisiana recipes. These recipes even make last minute simple, healthy dinners. This Crawfish Fettuccine  is another delcious dinner. Watch me prepare my easy crawfish etouffee recipe.


Visit the Louisiana crawfish website for delicious healthy easy crawfish recipes!  Remember to use Louiaiana crawfish wherever you live. Get an autogrpahed Louisiana cookbook with Discount code LA25 for 25% OFF   Start cooking.   Most importantly, my cookbooks are about eating healthy with healthy easy recipes.  I love sharing a taste of the south with you.

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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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