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Crawfish Bisque

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  Crawfish tails 5 Cup (80 tbs), cleaned (4 Dozen Medium Crawfish Will Yield 1 Cup Tails)
  Butter/Oleo 1 Pound
  Flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Bell pepper 1
  Green onions 8
  Celery ribs 9
  Parsley sprigs 6
  Onions 2 Medium
  Tomato juice 2 1⁄2 Can (25 oz) (Or 2 Large Cans)
  Tomato sauce 8 Ounce (1 Can)
  Broth 11 Cup (176 tbs)
  Lemon 1 , seeds removed
  Worcestershire 4 Tablespoon
  Toast slice 8 , crumbled
  Cold biscuits 6 , crumbled
  Cornbread 2 Cup (32 tbs), crumbled
  Hard boiled eggs 3
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Cayenne To Taste

Prepare crawfish by placing in salty water for about 30 minutes.
Drop crawfish into boiling water and boil 15 minutes in Crab Boil.
Cool and clean, saving claws, body shells, fat and tail meat.
Crush or crack smaller claws and boil in 4-quarts water to make claw broth.
Prepare a sauce by making a roux of 1/2 pound butter or oleo and flour.
Grind the following together and add to the roux: 1/2 bell pepper, 5 green onions, 6 stems celery, 4 sprigs parsley and 1 medium onion.
Simmer covered for 15 minutes.
Add tomato juice, tomato sauce, 6 cups broth from claws, lemon, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire, large crawfish claws, 2 cups cleaned tails, salt, pepper and cayenne.
Simmer 3 or 4 hours in an 8-quart gumbo pot.
Prepare stuffing for shells by grinding and sauteing the following in 1/2 pound butter or oleo: 3 stems celery, 1/2 bell pepper, 1 onion, 3 large green onions, 2 sprigs parsley.
Simmer covered for 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and add to toast, biscuits, cornbread that has been mixed with approximately 5 cups of claw-broth.
The amount of clawbroth will vary according to the dryness of your breads.
Do not make it too moist as sauteed seasoning will add more moisture.
Mix well.
Add 3 cups crawfish tails, 3 hardboiled eggs, chopped fine, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and cayenne to taste.
Stuff shells with this dressing, being sure to get one tail in each shell.
Drop these stuffed shells into sauce about 20 minutes before serving.
May be served over rice.
Serves 10 to 12.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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