This is a wonderful recipe I have made many times. I always substitute a pound of chicken for the crawfish. My family loves it!
Quick Crawfish Étouffée
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- 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 4 celery ribs, chopped (about 1 cup)
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon salt-free Cajun seasoning
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1 pound frozen cooked peeled crawfish tails, thawed and drained
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- Prepare rice according to package directions.
- Melt butter in a large cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and next 3 ingredients; cook, stirring constantly, 8 minutes.
- Stir together soup and chicken broth. Add to vegetable mixture. Stir in Cajun seasoning and ground red pepper.
- Cook over medium-low heat 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in crawfish, green onions, and parsley; cook 3 minutes or until hot. Serve over rice.
- Note: To freeze, divide étouffée evenly into 3 (1-quart) zip-top plastic freezer bags. Freeze up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from freezer bag, and warm in a saucepan, stirring until thoroughly heated. Each bag contains about two servings.
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