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Fried Crawfish

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For those who love eating seafood, they would never let go of the chance of enjoying a crawfish dish. The most usual and easiest method of cooking crawfish is simply by boiling it in water with seasoning. You can learn about how to buy and boil this crustacean through this very helpful Crawfish article.
  Crayfish 10 (Whole Ones)
  Onion 1
  Carrot 1 Small
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  Cajun seasoning 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Dry white wine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Flour 1 Teaspoon
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon (For Garnish)

Now that you have all these ready, let us start cooking!

First, prepare the vegetables by chopping the onions and slicing the carrot thinly. Heat the butter in a pan. Saute the onions until these have turned transparent. Put in the carrots.

Fry the crayfish on medium heat for at least three minutes. When you notice that the shell of the crawfish have turned reddish, sprinkle the spices in the pan. If you do not like the taste of Cajun, you can replace this by replacing it with salt and by adding other kinds of spices like a dash of cayenne or mustard.

Add the tomato paste and dry white wine. Cover the pan and allow to simmer for three more minutes.

Remove the crawfish from the sauce and arrange on plates. This would let the crawfish cool a little.

Continue to simmer the remaining sauce in low heat. Dissolve the flour thoroughly in ¼ cup of water. Carefully pour this in the sauce while continuously stirring to avoid forming lumps. This would help thicken the sauce.

Pour the sauce over the crawfish, then top with parsley as your garnishing.

You can now enjoy the fried crawfish meal that you have prepared on your own. No need to visit seafood restaurant to get this dish for dinner. You can also check out various recipes for lobster, they will work for crawfish as well.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish
Lobster, Seafood, Shrimp
Boiling may usually be the way we cook the crawfish. So in order to get to taste different preparations and dishes with crawfish, we go out and eat at the luxurious restaurants nearest our homes. The mouth watering dishes that renowned chefs prepare are far too expensive if eaten regularly. With this recipe, you can definitely enjoy a tasteful crawfish meal at home. Unlike the usual boiling, the fried crawfish would be a sure hit with your family and guests. Here are the ingredients that you would need.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1062 Calories from Fat 373

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 42 g65.1%

Saturated Fat 24.1 g120.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 712.4 mg237.5%

Sodium 1410 mg58.7%

Total Carbohydrates 34 g11.5%

Dietary Fiber 5.9 g23.6%

Sugars 13.8 g

Protein 91 g181.7%

Vitamin A 252.7% Vitamin C 106.5%

Calcium 27.4% Iron 45.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Fried Crawfish Recipe