Sunday, July 25, 2010

Crawfish (or shrimp) Monica

This has become one of our favorite meals. It is super easy to make and is one of those dishes that is even better the next day.

the goods....

1 lb crawfish tails or peeled shrimp

1/2 cup butter

1 pint half-and-half

5 garlic cloves, chopped

1/2 bunch parsley

2 tablespoons creole seasoning (I use Tony's chachere's creole seasoning)

cayenne pepper (to taste)

1 lb rotini pasta

lots French bread
here we go.....
Cook pasta according the the directions on the package. Drain, then rinse under cool water and drain again thoroughly.
Melt butter in a large pot and saute onions and garlic and parsley for about 3 minutes.
Add the crawfish or shrimp and saute for about 2 minutes.
Add the half-and half and creole seasoning.
Add a dash of cayenne pepper and taste before adding more until you have the right amount for you. If you have boiled your own crawfish save the fat and add it in as well. 
Cook for 5-10 minutes over a medium heat until the sauce thickens.
Add the pasta and toss well. Let sit for 10 minutes or so over very low heat stirring often.
Serve immediately with lots of french bread.

Happy Cooking!!

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

This sounds awesome. You can catch crawfish in our lakes, but Sam saw them at the store the other day.

Can't wait to try it. (and it's calorie free right?)