Crawfish Delicacy

Southern Living
8 servings


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1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 small green bell pepper, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
2 pounds frozen cooked, peeled crawfish tails, thawed
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 (1.5-ounce) envelope beef stew seasoning mix
4 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 cups hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Dash of garlic powder
Hot cooked rice
Garnish: fresh parsley sprigs


Microwave first 4 ingredients in a 13- x 9-inch microwave-safe dish at HIGH 6 to 8 minutes or until tender. Stir in crawfish; microwave at HIGH 6 minutes. Stir in flour and next 8 ingredients.

Microwave, uncovered, at HIGH 15 minutes, stirring twice. Microwave, covered, at MEDIUM (50% power) 15 minutes, stirring twice. Serve over hot cooked rice; garnish, if desired.

For Chicken Delicacy, Substitute 4 cups chopped cooked chicken for crawfish tails.

Note: To prepare on stovetop, sauté onion, bell pepper, and celery in hot oil in a large saucepan. Stir in crawfish and next 9 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes.

Created date

December 1999