Crawfish Shrimp Etouffee Recipes

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An authentic Louisiana recipe with a rich and spicy fresh tomato based roux with fresh garlic, bell peppers, celery and onions mixed with crawfish and shrimp. A little time consuming but well worth it!! Serve over steamed rice with hushpuppies and/or crackers on the side.

Provided by RHONDA35

Categories     Soups, Stews and Chili Recipes     Stews     Etouffee Recipes

Time 1h10m

Yield 6

Number Of Ingredients 14

⅓ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 small green bell pepper, diced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 fresh tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons Louisiana-style hot sauce
⅓ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons seafood seasoning
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup fish stock
1 pound crawfish tails
1 pound medium shrimp - peeled and deveined


  • Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Gradually stir in flour, and stir constantly until the mixture turns 'peanut butter' brown or darker, at least 15 or 20 minutes. I use a large fork with the flat side to the bottom of the pan in a side to side motion. This is your base sauce or 'Roux'. It is very important to stir this constantly. If by chance the roux burns, discard and start over.
  • Once the roux is browned, add the onions, garlic, celery and bell pepper to the skillet, and saute for about 5 minutes to soften. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and fish stock, and season with the seafood seasoning. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Season the sauce with hot pepper sauce and cayenne pepper (if using), and add the crawfish and shrimp. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 264.2 calories, Carbohydrate 9 g, Cholesterol 195.9 mg, Fat 14 g, Fiber 1.4 g, Protein 24.9 g, SaturatedFat 2.3 g, Sodium 955.5 mg, Sugar 2.5 g


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I love Prudhomme's recipe but sometimes he uses a LOT of fat,I would use half the amount of butter,(or 1/4 lb) called for in this recipe. I make seafood broth by simmering crawfish or shrimp shells,onion,garlic,parsley and anchovy paste and enough water to cover for about an hour.Add a small bottle of clam juice and let it sit...

Provided by Leanne D.

Categories     Seafood

Number Of Ingredients 18

1/4 c chopped onions
1/4 c celery
1/4 c chopped green bell peppers
7 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 c flour
2 tablespoons seafood seasoning
3 c seafood stock
1/2 lb unsalted butter
2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp or crawfish
1 c very finely diced green onions
4 c hot cooked white rice
2 t. salt
2 t. cayenne
1 t. white pepper
1 t. black pepper
1 t. dried sweet basil leaves
1/2 t. dried thyme leaves


  • 1. Peel the shrimp or crawfish and use the shells to make the stock.Combine the onions, celery and bell peppers in a bowl and set aside. Throughly combine the seasoning mix ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet (preferably cast iron) over high heat until it begins to smoke, about 4 minutes. Gradually whisk in the flour, stirring until smooth. Continue cooking, whisking constantly, until the roux is dark red-brown, about 3 to 5 minutes, being careful not to let it scorch or splash on your skin. Remove from the heat and immediately stir in the vegetables and 1 tablespoon of the seafood seasoning.with a wooden spoon. Continue stirring until cool, about 5 minutes. Bring 2 cups of the stock to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan over high heat. Add the roux by spoonfuls to the boiling stock, stirring until dissolved between each addition. Reduce the heat to low and cook, whisking almost constantly, until the flour taste is gone, about 2 minutes. If any of the mixture scorches, don't continue to scrape that part of the pan bottom. Remove from the heat and set aside.Melt 1 stick of the butter in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the shrimp or crawfish and the green onions, and sauté, stirring almost constantly, for 1 minute. Add the remaining butter, the stock mixture and the remaining 1 cup stock. Cook, constantly shaking (versus stirring) the pan in a back-and-forth motion, until the butter melts and is mixed into the sauce, about 4 to 6 minutes. Add the remaining seafood seasoning , stir well, and remove from the heat. If the sauce starts to separate, add 2 tablespoons more stock or water and shake the pan until it combines. Serve immediately over the rice.


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Provided by Food Network

Categories     main-dish

Time 1h20m

Yield 2 servings

Number Of Ingredients 29

1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup diced bell pepper
2 tablespoons diced yellow onion
1 celery stalk, diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon Roux, recipe follows
6 shrimp
8 ounces crawfish tail meat
1 ounce Mama's Green Creole Sauce, recipe follows
Pinch pepper
Pinch kosher salt
Pinch ground thyme
1/2 cup brown rice
1 cup long grain white rice
1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
10 cloves garlic
4 jalapeno peppers
2 green onions, cut in half
1 small yellow onion, cut into wedges
1 bell pepper, cut into wedges
1/2 bunch parsley, rinsed
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup flour


  • For the Etouffee: Heat a medium cast-iron skillet over medium heat and add the butter. Saute the trinity (peppers, onions and celery). Add the garlic, and saute until slightly tender. Add the Roux and deglaze with some rum to help break it down (it will flame up). Add 1 to 2 cups purified water to form a sauce. Add in the shrimp, crawfish, pepper, salt and thyme. Reduce the flame to a medium-low simmer. Add Mama's Green Creole Sauce. Stir constantly making sure the roux doesn't burn and is completely dissolved. Taste periodically to confirm desired taste. Simmer 10 to 20 minutes, until the etoufee reaches desired thickness.
  • For Mama's Creole Herb Rice: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cook the brown rice in 1 cup water, covered, for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Cook the white rice in 1 cup water in a rice steamer.
  • After both are cooked, empty the pans onto a cookie sheet. Mix the rice and toss with the oil, thyme and salt to taste.
  • Drench the etoufee over the rice, and serve.
  • Place 2 cups water, the lemon juice, oil, salt, garlic, jalapenos, green onions, yellow onions, bell peppers and parsley in a blender and process until a sauce is formed. If the blender is not large enough, you can make it in two batches.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over low heat. Add the flour and stir until mixture is creamy and there are no lumps. Turn the heat down low and keep stirring until the mixture reaches the desired color (a medium or dark brown). Be careful and pay attention as not to burn the roux-- after it reaches a certain shade of brown it will begin to brown faster.


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Here in Louisiana, there's nothing better than this classic during crawfish season. This recipe is easy and can be substituted with shrimp when crawfish are out of season. Even better when served with hot garlic French bread! Start cooking the rice first since this is a quick and easy dish.

Provided by Bonnie Lang Turnage-Mortgage O

Categories     Soups, Stews and Chili Recipes     Stews     Etouffee Recipes

Time 30m

Yield 6

Number Of Ingredients 12

3 cups long grain white rice
6 cups water
¾ cup butter
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 pound crawfish tails
2 tablespoons canned tomato sauce
1 cup water, or as needed
6 green onions, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1 ½ tablespoons Cajun seasoning, or to taste


  • Combine the rice and 6 cups water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until rice is tender and water has been absorbed.
  • While the rice is cooking, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, and saute until transparent. Stir in the garlic, and cook for a minute. Stir in the flour until well blended. Gradually stir in the tomato sauce and remaining 1 cup water, then add the crawfish tails and bring to a simmer. Add the green onions and season with salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes over low heat, until the crawfish is cooked but not tough. Serve over hot cooked rice.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 636.1 calories, Carbohydrate 82.7 g, Cholesterol 142 mg, Fat 24.6 g, Fiber 2.4 g, Protein 19.4 g, SaturatedFat 14.9 g, Sodium 635.2 mg, Sugar 1.8 g


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i made this for dinner tonight and i just had to share, it was so good.prep time considers the time it takes to make stock, but you can always use water. serve this with hot sauce on the side, some like it hot! you can also make this with crawfish only, as i did in this photo.

Provided by chia2160

Categories     Gumbo

Time 4h30m

Yield 4-6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 19

6 tablespoons oil
6 tablespoons flour
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 scallions, sliced, green parts reserved
4 -6 cups shrimp stock (recipe follows) or 4 -6 cups water
3 tablespoons creole seasoning, such as cacheres
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 lb crawfish tail, peeled
1 lb shrimp
hot sauce
cooked white rice
2 lbs shrimp shells, and tails from shrimp
3 -4 quarts water
2 stalks celery, cut in half
1 onion, with skins on sliced in half
2 garlic cloves, sliced in half
1/2 cup baby carrots


  • for shrimp stock, place 2 lbs of shrimp shells and tails into a stockpot, add 3-4 quarts of water.
  • add celery, onion, garlic, carrots, bring to boil.
  • lower to simmer and cook 3-4 hours, adding water if needed. drain through a sieve, discarding solids.
  • for the etouffee: heat 6 tbs oil and flour together in a heavy pan until it turns brown, stirring for 15-20 minutes.
  • add onion, stir, celery, peppers and seasonings, stirring, until vegetables are softened.
  • add shrimp stock and stir in slowly.
  • mixture will be very thick, so you can adjust the thickness to your liking by adding extra stock, simmer 10 minutes.
  • add shrimp, cook 5 minutes, add crawfish.
  • cook on simmer for 10 minutes until cooked through.
  • serve over rice.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 463, Fat 23.1, SaturatedFat 3.6, Cholesterol 342.1, Sodium 387, Carbohydrate 19.7, Fiber 2.9, Sugar 4.8, Protein 43.1


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A very rich hearty meal, I cook it occasionally for our supper club. Everyone really likes it. A lot of ingredients but really pretty easy to make. The roux either makes or breaks it.

Provided by Chef RHT IV

Categories     One Dish Meal

Time 1h20m

Yield 8-10 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 20

1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup flour
4 cups diced yellow onions
2 cups diced celery
2 cups diced bell peppers (assorted colors)
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup dry sherry
1 tablespoon creole seasoning
3 bay leaves
1 (10 ounce) can Rotel Tomatoes (drained)
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
2 lbs shrimp, peeled & deveined
1 lb crawfish tail
8 cups steamed cooked white rice (I prefer long grain)


  • In a large pot or dutch oven with the butter & flour over medium heat make a medium brown roux.
  • Add the onions, celery, bell pepper, bay leaves, salt, and cayenne & white peppers. Cook, stirring over medium high heat until onions, bell peppers & celery are soft, about 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Add the garlic & thyme and stir well for about a minute or so.
  • Add about 3/4 of the water and sherry & stir well.
  • When the mixture comes to a boil add the rest of the water if needed. You want mixture to nearly coat a spoon.
  • Add rotel, parsley, green onions & creole seasoning, simmer about 6 minutes until mixture thickens. Add shrimp & crawfish and simmer until seafood is done, until Shrimp curl & turn pink.
  • Discard bay leaves & serve over steamed rice, garnish with parsley and green onions.


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Crawfish étouffée is one of the best dishes to introduce someone to Cajun cooking. The beautiful peanut butter-colored roux, the trinity-onions, bell pepper and celery-and the protein of your choice create fantastic flavor together. The classic proteins are shrimp and crawfish, but I've made it with chicken, mushrooms and even lobster. Think of this as an upgrade to your traditional gravy and rice.

Provided by Food Network

Categories     main-dish

Time 25m

Yield 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 16

1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 medium Spanish or white onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 to 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 to 3 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken stock
2 pounds peeled crawfish tails
1 bunch green onions (3 to 4 bulbs), sliced (about 3/4 cup)
4 cups cooked rice, for serving
Hot sauce, for serving


  • Heat the oil in a 12-inch cast iron skillet or large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until the oil begins to lightly smoke, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the flour and cook until it turns a peanut butter brown color. Turn off the heat. Stir in the celery, onions and peppers and cook until the onions are translucent, about 2 minutes. Return the heat to medium to medium-low and stir in the garlic and bay leaves. While the trinity cooks, combine the cayenne, thyme, white pepper, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon black pepper in a small bowl. Stir into the skillet, a little at a time, to build flavor (see Cook's Note).
  • Whisk in the stock 1 cup at a time, making sure it is incorporated and smooth. Bring to a boil, then cook until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Add the crawfish and cook until they tighten in appearance, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off the heat, then stir in half of the green onions. Serve immediately over fluffed rice with hot sauce and garnish with the remaining green onions.

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