Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Crawfish Dinner Party

Our friends had us over for Sunday dinner a few months ago and fed us delicious crawfish! Linda made two pans with different flavors and seasoning. My favorite was the "Whole Shebang", but they were both delicious! It brought me back to my college days when I went to New Orleans for an an art educator conference. Yum!

Here are her amazing recipes!

Recipe 1:
Linda Meats style of the "Whole Shebang"

1 pound of crawfish
1 pound sliced sausage
* Corn on the cob- optional
1 stick of butter
1 tablespoon of cajun seasoning
1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon of ground black pepper
1 tablespoon of lemon pepper
1 tablespoon of old bay seasoning
1 tablespoon of garlic powder
2 cloves of minced garlic

In a heated pan on stove put in the 1 stick of butter. When it is completely melted, add your crawfish or shrimp and sausage. Add in all the ingredients. Make sure the minced garlic is added last. Cook for approximately 5 minutes or until cooked. 

Recipe 2: Stir fry Crawfish.

1 pound of crawfish
1 teaspoon of oil
2 cloves of minced garlic
2 tablespoon of sugar
2 tablespoon of tiparos fish sauce
1 tablespoon of black pepper
3 thai chili (can substitute with one jalepeno) choped
Thai basil
quarted onions

In a heated pan put the oil in. Wait about 30 seconds to add the minced garlic. Stir fry for about a minute. Then put the crawfish in. Add all the ingredients. Make sure the thai basil is added last for keen aroma to taste. Cook for approximately 5 minutes or until cooked.

Note: You know the crawfish are cooked through when they turn a deep red color. 

These would be an amazing addition to a Mardi Gras party or a backyard BBQ. It is definitely a fun social dining experience. 

I would recommend having some kitchen shears, trash bag/bin, and lots of napkins handy for this meal! It wouldn't hurt to have straws for your drinks so that you wouldn't have to wash your hands every time you wanted to take a sip. 

The sauce is so delicious rice or rolls would be great to serve with it. 

We had a blast, and I always love it when someone feeds me amazing food! Thank you so much, Linda and family for inviting us!

What kinds of sides would you serve along with crawfish? 

1 comment:

  1. Okay I am not sure I could eat that! lol Sorry Linda!


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