Easy Crawfish & Sweet Potato Bisque Recipe Most Requested
Well, sometimes there is a recipe that just seems to pop up and get requested again and again–that is why this fantastic soup made my list of favorites. This Louisiana crawfish recipe is a delectable, creamy way to enjoy Louisiana’s fresh ingredients at their finest. From my trim&TERRIFIC Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook, there is no reason to ever give up any of your favorite Louisiana recipes!
Easy Crawfish Bisque recipe has options
This easy crawfish bisque recipe has lots of versatility to fit your family. Look for a package of Louisiana crawfish tails in your seafood market or freezer section–if you aren’t from Louisiana–don’t think we actually sit there and peel the crawfish–we purchase bags of crawfish tails! Be sure to look for Louisiana crawfish tails…and if you can’t find crawfish, you may substitute shrimp or make this a vegetarian Sweet Potato Bisque, as this soup is so flavorful it can stand on its own. This satisfying sweet potato based soup with a hint of sweetness and touch of curry highlights crawfish with a pleasing and unbeatable flavor.
Crawfish and Sweet Potato Bisque from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook
Makes 8 (1-cup) servings
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup chopped celery
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 cup molasses
1/2 teaspoon ground curry powder
4 cups fat-free chicken broth
1 (15-ounce) can sweet potatoes (yams), drained, or 1 cup fresh Louisiana yams, cooked, mashed
1/2 cup fat-free Half & Half
1 pound Louisiana crawfish tails, drained and rinsed
Hot sauce to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1. In large nonstick pot coated with nonstick cooking spray, heat oil, sauté onion, green pepper, celery, garlic until tender, 7-10 minutes.
2. Stir in flour, stir one minute. Add molasses, curry, chicken broth, and sweet potatoes, bring to a boil.
3. Reduce heat, cook 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add Half & Half and crawfish, hot sauce and season to taste. Continue cooking 5 more minutes or until heated thoroughly
Calories from fat (%) 13, Fat (g) 3, Saturated Fat (g) 0, Cholesterol (mg) 78, Sodium (mg) 300, Carbohydrate (g) 27, Dietary Fiber (g) 3, Sugars (g) 8, Protein (g) 14, Diabetic Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 very lean meat
TERRIFIC TIDBIT: Bisque is a thick, creamy, rich soup. Don’t let the name intimidate you.
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