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Louisiana Crawfish Linguine

I had to watch my grandmother make this dish in order to write down the recipe. She never used one and just went with what felt right! It is so creamy and delicious and easily modified to suit your taste. I like a little more Cayenne, my kids...not so much!

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  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of well salted boiling water for about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Toss back in pot with olive oil and 1/4 cup pasta water and cover for later.
  • In a large saute pan, melt the butter over medium heat and sweat the onions until translucent (5 minutes or so).
  • Add the Garlic, paprika, black pepper, oregano, thyme salt, and cayenne. Cook an additional minute.
  • Add the broth (or pasta water) and turn heayt up to high. Cook until mostly evaporated, then add the cream and lemon juice and cook until slightly reduced, stirring often.
  • Lower heat to medium low and add the crawfish and cook another minute until warmed through.
  • Add shallots and parsley, cook another minute, then add pasta and cool until warmed through.
  • Remove pot from heat and add the Parmesan and incorporate well.
  • Serve in large bowls with a dry white wine.
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  1. Mr. Paul
    I had to watch my grandmother make this dish in order to write down the recipe. She never used one and just went with what felt right! It is so creamy and delicious and easily modified to suit your taste. I like a little more Cayenne, my kids...not so much!
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