Mama'a crawfish etouffee

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Fresh peeled crawfish tails
½ \N Stick butter
1 large Onion; chopped fine
\N \N Red & black pepper to taste
\N \N Crawfish fat; if available
⅓ cup Green onion tops; chopped
2 tablespoons Parsley; chopped
\N \N Cooked rice

Place first four ingredients in to a COLD BLACK pot. Partly cover pot and cook over low-medium fire for about 25 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add crawfish fat, green onion tops and parsley. Cover and cook over low heat for only 10 minutes. Pour into serving dish immediately and serve with hot rice.

Note: Don't add salt while cooking--butter usually adds enough.

Overcooking toughens crawfish and makes a "watery" gravy. A little water (½ cup) mixed with 1 teaspoon roux may be added with the crawfish fat to make extra gravy.

From <A Taste of Louisiana>. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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