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Cajun Crab Etouffee

[ 9 ] December 3, 2008 |

Crab Meat Etouffee

Crab Meat Etouffee alone or as a topping on Fried Jumbo Shrimp or Grilled Redfish – this dish gives me the warm and cozy feeling of comfort food.

On a Sunday after church, we whipped up this simple dish in a matter of 30 minutes.

No collection of Cajun recipes would be complete without Crab Meat Etouffee.

crab etouffee

Crabmeat Etouffee

Ingredients for Crab Etouffee

½ lb Fresh Crabmeat (claw or white)
¼ cup of Flour
5 tablespoons butter
2 cups Cajun Trinity with minced garlic
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 cup white rice
1 teaspoon Tony’s Creole Seasoning
Chopped green onions or Parsley for garnish

To begin, in a medium saucepan – boil 2 cups water.

Add 1 cup rice. Stir.

Cover and turn down the heat to medium low (#3) for 20 minutes.

Next in a large deep skillet melt 1 tablespoon of butter and sauté the Cajun Trinity and minced garlic.

Set aside in a bowl.

In the same skillet make a roux.

Melt 4 tablespoons butter on medium heat (#6).

Gradually add in ¼ cup of flour stirring constantly.

For an Etouffee, continue to stir until golden brown caramel coloring.

Carefully add the Cajun Trinity back to the skillet.

Add Rotel tomatoes and 2 cups water.

Stir well and simmer on (#4) for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent burning or scorching.

Fold in the crab meat.

Season with 1 teaspoon of Tony’s Creole Seasoning.

Simmer another 10 minutes stirring occasionally.

Serving Suggestions for Crab Etouffee

Serve Crab Etouffee over rice in a deep plate.

Garnish with chopped green onions or fresh chopped parsley for color and a side of garlic French bread.

Um Um that Crab Meat Etouffee is some good stuff cher!

beryl stokes

Beryl Stokes

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