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Spicy Crawfish Spread

Oxmoor House
Prep time 4 mins
Cook time 6 mins
Yield 2 1/4 cups
Serve this sassy Cajun spread with corn chips, vegetable crudites, or crackers.


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 3/4 cup finely diced celery
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose salt-free seasoning blend (we tested with Paul Prudhomme's Magic Seasoning)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 ounces peeled, cooked crawfish tails, finely chopped
  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • Garnish: celery leaf

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until onion and celery are tender. Add seasoning blend and pepper; sauté 30 seconds. Combine sautéed vegetables and crawfish tails in a bowl. Add softened cream cheese, and stir gently to combine. Garnish, if desired.

Christmas with Southern Living 2007