Crayfish Etouffee

This recipe is a twist on the more usual Cajun- style etouffee- it's served on crisp tortillas and garnished with grated cheese and sour cream! You can substitute uncooked medium peeled and deveined shrimp for the crayfish. The recipe comes from the R.S.V.P. section of an April 1989 issue of Bon Appetit and was requested from the Cafe' Blue Bayou restaurant in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

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1hr 5mins
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directions

  • Dice enough tomatoes to measure 1/2 cup (reserve remainder for another use).
  • Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add onion,celery and bell pepper and stir until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add flour, reduce heat to low and stir 5 minutes; do not brown.
  • Mix in garlic,cayenne,thyme,basil and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir in wine and diced tomatoes and bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 8 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding tomato juices as necessary to thin sauce.
  • (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cool,cover and refrigerate. Rewarm over low heat, stirring constantly.).
  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add tortillas in batches and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes;transfer to plates.
  • Add crayfish to sauce and cook 2 minutes; spoon mixture over tortillas.
  • Sprinkle etouffee with grated cheddar cheese and top each with a dollop of sour cream and serve.
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"This recipe is a twist on the more usual Cajun- style etouffee- it's served on crisp tortillas and garnished with grated cheese and sour cream! You can substitute uncooked medium peeled and deveined shrimp for the crayfish. The recipe comes from the R.S.V.P. section of an April 1989 issue of Bon Appetit and was requested from the Cafe' Blue Bayou restaurant in Steamboat Springs, Colorado."
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  1. Leslie in Texas
    This recipe is a twist on the more usual Cajun- style etouffee- it's served on crisp tortillas and garnished with grated cheese and sour cream! You can substitute uncooked medium peeled and deveined shrimp for the crayfish. The recipe comes from the R.S.V.P. section of an April 1989 issue of Bon Appetit and was requested from the Cafe' Blue Bayou restaurant in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
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