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Serve Up Some Southern Hospitality

My taste buds love Louisiana foods. Cooking it is pretty easy and serving it is FUN!

I’m learning to live out the unique life God has given me and celebrating my Louisiana heritage at the same time. Hospitality is something I truly enjoy and something that happened often in my childhood home.

Yesterday I shared this fabulous dish with several friends who are fond of southern cuisine too.

Today, I’m sharing the recipe with you. If you’re craving a little southern hospitality or wanting to bless someone with a special treat, give this recipe a try. You can usually find frozen crawfish tails in your grocer’s frozen section. The other ingredients are simple and usually already in your pantry.

In the recipe below, my mom (a fabulous cook and home economist major) gave me the measurements for one serving or for a large group using six pounds of the “mud bugs”. Now you are ready to serve up your own southern hospitality to a small family or a large group.


Crawfish Etoufee’

(6) 1 lb. crawfish tails
(2 sticks should be plenty)3 Tbsp. butter
(3 cups) 1/2 cup chopped onion
(3 cups) 1/2 cup sliced green onion
(1 1/2 tsp.) 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
(1/4 cup+2 Tbsp.)1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
(3 cups)1/2 cup water
(3/4 cup)2 Tbsp. snipped fresh parsley  (dried is OK- just use less)
(1 1/2 tsp.)1/4 tsp. salt
(3/4 tsp.)1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
(18 cups)3 cups hot cooked rice
Melt butter in a large saucepan or Dutch oven, add chopped onions, half of the green onions, and the ground red pepper.
Cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in flour; cook and stir for 5 minutes.

Add crawfish and water.  Bring to boiling:  reduce heat.
Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.Add remaining green onion, parsley, salt and ground black pepper.
Cover and simmer 5 minutes more (mixture should have the consistency of gravy).
Taste and adjust the seasoning.  I usually add salt and or Tony’s.
Serve over rice.

Makes 4 main-dish servings.

be inventive in hospitality.
Romans 12:11 MSG

About Jennifer O. White

I’m a simple wife who has discovered God’s amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you’ve ever imaged.

5 Replies

  1. It’s delicious! Loved every bite.

  2. roseeagle854

    Would love to try it! I’m adventurous and have never had crawfish. Will have to try the recipe. By the way, I always forward your recipes to my daughter. She loves to try new things.

  3. Jennifer White

    Rose – I love that you are forwarding them to your daughter. Let me know if you make it.

  4. I not only married the cook, I get to have the dish as well – life’s grand!!

    1. Jennifer White

      You are the lucky man! I am the lucky daughter!