Crawfish Corn Maque Choux

"This is from Low-Calorie Cajun Cooking by Enola Prudhomme. You can substitute shrimp or strips of chicken breast for the crawfish if, like me, you live where crawfish is not available."
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  • Place the corn in a food processor or blender and process until the kernels are chopped and resemble cream-style corn. Set aside.
  • In a large Dutch oven over high heat, melt the margarine.
  • Add the onions, bell pepper, and celery and saute for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the corn, milk, and stock.
  • Cook, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes.
  • Spray the inside of a large skillet with nonstick spray and place over high heat.
  • Add the crawfish, green onions, salt and pepper.
  • Saute for 5 minutes, then add the corn mixture.
  • Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes, stirring often to prevent burning.

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