Using a stick of butter or even a half a stick of butter just doesn’t sound very appealing to me especially after the holidays. So I made one of my favorites with a quarter of the fat and it turned out awesome! You will notice I served this in a “bread boat”, this is how Evan likes it. You can do it plain, in a boat, or on top of rice-your choice!
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Serves: 4-6 People
- 1lb Crawfish meat (shelled and deveined)
- 1 C. Celery, chopped
- 1 C. Red and Green Bell Pepper Mixture, chopped
- 1 C. Sweet Onion, chopped
- 2 Cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Bay leave
- 1/2 C. Chicken Stock, no sodium
- 2 TBS Butter
- 1 TBS Coconut Oil
- 1 TBS Favorite cajun seasoning
- 1/2 TBS. Jalapeno (fresh), minced
- 1 tsp. Black pepper
- Salt to taste
- 1.5 TBS Flour dissolved in water
- Heat butter and coconut oil on medium, once hot add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
- Add the Holy Trinity: Bells, Onions, and Celery! Saute for 12-15 min
- Add Crawfish, seasoning, bay leave, and chicken stock and simmer for 10 min.
- Add flour to thicken sauce and season to taste with salt or more cajun seasoning.
- Serve over white rice or in a bread boat.
I was excited to see this until I saw that you made a slurry of flour instead of making a roux with flour browned in fat — I can’t see why that wouldn’t work, even with the low quantities of flour and fat you are using. I love crawfish etouffee and I agree with you that I don’t want to eat half a stick of butter in anything anytime soon.
I usually make a roux with my etouffee but since I was trying cut back on butter/fat I chose not to this time. It def wasn’t as “rich” as the traditional dish and that was fine b/c that’s not what I was going for. 🙂 I’m a buttered out 😉
Sounds heavenly! I am desperately trying to cut back on the butter too – just so hard when I love butter so much!
May 2013 be a wonderful year for you.
🙂 Mandy xo
Thanks! I know what you mean! It’s so good 🙂
Looks too heavenly to be healthy my friend 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
Thank you! It was a nice variation 🙂
Zesty! This is really similar to how I make it (I am in New Orleans). I do put a bit of thyme in it and white wine. If yu are going for very low sodium add a tsp of lemon juice to it. I love the idea of making a boat out french bread and placing it in there. Have you been to NOLA lately? This year crayfish season started early and I would not expect the rest of the world to know that.
I will indeed try with thyme and white wine, I love the idea of lemon juice! Thanks for the great ideas 🙂 I haven’t been to NOLA in about 3 years. I do have some good friends that live close by and I’m sure they are already enjoying them as well as King Cake! Take Care!
I am looking forward to following your recipe this weekend. I just cannot get over the french bread boat! So very clever!
Sounds excellent regardless 😉
Thanks! It was a nice change of pace 🙂
Very nice changes! Right now a lighter version is very much appreciated! 🙂
Thanks! I have felt a little lethargic after the holidays 😉
A divine dinner! I love the bread boat!
Very original in presentation too! 🙂 It is very 1970’s!
Thank you! the bread boat is a fun thing! Not too much for me but my hubby loves it 🙂
We’re always trying to cut back on butter. (Ignore today’s post.) It goes so fast with some recipes. This looks fantastic.
I know what you mean! I saw your post!!! Sometimes you just HAVE TO have butter! 🙂 Thanks!