Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is a "quick" Crawfish Etouffee recipe originally from my cousin Lou Faulk Parra. It is similar to other recipes, but I change it up a bit. It tastes like a traditional crawfish etouffee dish, but it's a bit of a "cheat". Try it and see if you like it!
- 3 lbs peeled crawfish tails (do NOT rinse)
- 1 cup butter (NOT margarine!)
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 stalks celery (Chopped)
- 1 large onion (Chopped)
- 1 bell pepper (Chopped)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons emeril's steak seasoning (Rub)
- 1 tablespoon texjoy steak seasoning
- 10 1⁄2 ounces condensed golden mushroom soup
- 10 1⁄2 ounces condensed cream of shrimp soup
- 10 1⁄2 ounces condenses cream of celery soup
- 1⁄2 capful crab boil
- 1 capful Kitchen Bouquet
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon parsley flakes
- In 5-quart pot, melt butter (medium high heat).
- Add chopped onions, celery & bell peppers, & minced garlic. Sauté for 1-2 minutes.
- Add 3 lbs of Crawfish tails (with fat if available). Mix well.
- Add garlic powder, Emeril’s & Texjoy’s steak seasoning, a pinch of salt (optional), black & cayenne pepper. Mix thoroughly.
- Add ½ capful of Shrimp & Crab Boil. Stir.
- Add Soups (Golden Mushroom, Cream of Celery & Cream of Shrimp). Mix well.
- Stir often for 2-3 minutes, making sure the mixture is heating throughout.
- Add 1 capful of Kitchen Bouquet & a generous sprinkling of Parsley flakes. Mix thoroughly.
- COVER & SIMMER on Low heat for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- After 20 minutes, uncover and sprinkle more Parsley flakes on top.
- SERVE over Rice. Serves 4-8, depending on appetites!
- If the etouffee mixture is still too thick after adding the soups, consider filling ONE of the soup cans with water and adding the water to the mixture. It thins out the etouffee a bit, but it doesn’t affect the flavor much. Also, consider dropping a boiled egg or two in at step 8, and garnishing the final dish with green onions. Some like to eat the etouffee with cornbread. Experiment for yourself!