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Crawfish Etouffee
Stewed Crawfish Tails
2 cups onions, naked ní diced
1 stick butter, salted
1 cup celery, diced
ľ cup flour (roux)
1 cup Shallots, tops only, diced
1-cup water
Ĺ cup green bell pepper, cleaned ní chopped
2 lbs. crawfish tailís, naked with fat
4 cloves garlic, naked ní diced
1 cup white wine(Chablis, Rhine)
Ĺ cup parsley, bathed ní diced
2 TBS Cavenderís Greek Seasonings
1 small can mushrooms, drained ní sliced
Salt ní Pepper to taste
4 oz. tomato sauce
Ĺ cup bacon drippinís
1 cup white onion, naked ní diced
Plenty of time


What you do Shah!
Get you a cast iron skillet 10 inches or bigger, I use a 5/6 inch thick wok, but you do what you like, put them over the fire, medium, then put them bacon drippinís in there, sprinkle them flour slowly, So.ís not to get lumps, stir, then stir some more. You stir So.ís them flour browns, but donít burn, when you think you got it stirred well, stir some more.
When them roux is medium brown, add them celery, sautťí, as they get to soften, add them White onions, then them garlic, last but not least, as the seasonings are translucent, add them tomato sauce with enough water to cover. Now add them meat, them wine, them Cavenderís Seasonings, them mushrooms, ní green onion tops and bring to a boil, for about 20 minutes. Lower them fire to low, simmer about 15 to 20 minutes, or until them crawfish tails are bright red, then add them parsley ní salt to taste, simmer until hot. Ifn' you use dryed Parsley, then add them when you start to simmer.
I am Cajun, but prefer Creole flavorings, so am reluctant to use Cayenne Pepper, ní prefer white pepper with a dash of fresh ground black for heat. For the folks that know Cajun/Creole, you gonna do what you can anyway, but I recommend to you a few tablespoons of Pepper Sauce, the liquid which grandma soaks hot peppers in. That will always do the trick.
Serve over fluffy, hot, long grain rice and enjoy.
Note*This dish is better the next day over the same hot rice.
Bon appetite!

Preparation Time: 1hr Serves: 6-8
Recipe Origin: United States
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