Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

There are hundreds of recipes for Crawfish Etouffee. This is the old fashion way to cook Crawfish Etouffee. Very simple yet very flavorful.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In dutch oven melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, bell pepper, celery and garlic.
  3. Saute vegetables until soft, about 30 to 45 minutes.
  4. Add Crawfish tails and seasonings.
  5. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Mix flour in water, stirring to make a smooth liquid.
  7. Add to crawfish mixture, cover and simmer for 10 more minutes.
  8. Serve on hot rice.
Most Helpful

Wow, we recently were in Phoenix and found a great New Orleans restraunt (Pappedauex?). LOVE IT. THIS IS OUTSTANDING!!!!! My family loved it my 16 year old son said to make it next time his friends come over. I had only a 1 lb bag of crayfish (and needed to double it). I doubled all the ingrediants and then added a pound of shrimp. As we like our food "spicy" I doubled the cayan and added a 1/2 a diced raw jalepeno to the veggies while sauting. This will be a new "staple" in our house (whenver I can find the crayfish). Thanks Luby

jeromesherri January 30, 2007

Being born and raised in Louisiana and on Cajun Cuisine, it takes a really good recipe for me to write a review. Talk about easy. I cheated and bought the trilogy of vegetables so I didn't have to do the chopping so from start to finish, this recipe took only about 30 minutes. Rice was cooking while I was preparing this. And, it was even more delicious than it was easy. I used leftover crawfish from our Good Friday crawfish boil so I eased up on the seasonings, but I will use this over and over again. Next, I think I will try it with shrimp.

staceytz23 April 07, 2015

A TEN STAR recipe for sure!!!<br/>This is a fantastic is almost idetical to my late sister's mother-in-law's recipe. Effie was Cajun and raised a large family with wonderful recipes like this. My sister sometimes "extended" the recipe with crabmeat or shrimp, and usually added a Tbls of tomato paste or ketchup to the sauce. She used Tony Chacere's seasoning (of course!!!), & hot sauce to taste. Yummmmm!

JKBerney June 13, 2014