Magnolia's Crawfish Etouffee


  • 1 lbs cleaned crawfish tails
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped fine
  • 1 tsp flour
  • 2 thin slices lemon
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp green onion
  • 1 Tbsp parsley


Use a saucepan with a tight fitting lid to "Etouffee".

Season crawfish tails with salt and pepper; set aside.

Melt butter, add chopped onion, and cook over medium heat until onions are tender. Stir in flour, blend well, and add 3/4 cup water, lemon, tomato paste, and cook slowly for about 20 minutes, and add a little more water occasionally.

When sauce is done, add crawfish tails; cover with lid. Cook 8 minutes. Season again, to taste. Add green onion, parsley, cook 2 minutes longer.

Serve over steamed rice.

Makes 4

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