Emeril Lagasse's Crawfish Etouffee

45 mins (prep 15, cooking 30)
12 ingredients
4 servings
This is a great recipe based on one from Emeril Lagasse's book, Louisiana Real & Rustic. He says, "Believe it or not, this now-familiar crawfish dish was not known beyond Louisiana until the late 1940s or early 1950s when the oil boom brought an influx of outsiders to Acadiana, and in particular to Breaux Bridge, in St. Martin Parish, now home of the world-famous crawfish festival. It was in this small town on Bayou Teche, or so some food historians tell us, that crawfish etouffee originated. At the time it was unfashionable, except for Acadians, to eat mudbugs. Now just about the whole world flocks to Breaux Bridge for the rich, full flavors of etouffee. Serve it with steamed rice." Since crawfish can be difficult to find in our parts, I've occassionally substituted lobster, in which case, I cook the shells in water and use this water in place of the plain water called for in the recipe.

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Serving Size (319.55 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 312.27 Calories from Fat 223.47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24.83g 152.78%
Saturated Fat 15.41g 308.3%
Trans Fat 0.97g %
Cholesterol 63.59mg 84.78%
Sodium 862.04mg 143.67%
Total Carbohydrate 21.3g 28.4%
Dietary Fiber 6.06 g 96.97%
Sugars 7.94 g %
Protein 4.79g 38.35%
Vitamin A 1750.69IU% Vitamin C 45.18mg%
Calcium 154.55mg% Iron 2.31mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4


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