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Crawfish Pie

Celebrate the delicious flavors of crawfish with this delicate yet extremely tasty recipe for crawfish pie! This recipe is courtesy of Louisiana Kichen and Culture Magazine.

 

Ingredients:

5 Tablespoons butter, in all

1 cup finely diced red onion

1 cup finely diced celery

4 green onions, white and green parts, finely sliced

4 cloves garlic, finely minced

1 Tablespoon Creole seasoning

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

3 Tablespoons flour

12 ounces cooked Louisiana crawfish tails

8 ounces shredded pepper jack cheese

1 prepared piecrust

 

Method of Preparation:

Preheat over to 350 degrees F.

Place a small saute pan over low heat; melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add onion and celery and cook until beginning to soften, about 6 to 8 minutes; do not brown. Add green onions and garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in Creole seasoning and lemon juice; set aside. Place a large saute pan over medium-low heat; add the remaining 3 tablespoons butter and melt. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly, until a dark blonde roux is achieved. Add cooked vegetable mix to roux and stir; stir in crawfish tails and cook until heated throiugh. Remove from heat and stir in shredded cheese. Line a shallow 10-inch pie pan with prepared piecrust. Spoon crawfish mixture into piecrust. Place in over and bake until heated through and bubbly, about 15 minutes. Serve hot. Makes 8 servings.