New Orleans Style Crawfish Étouffée.The term étouffée literally means, “smothered.” It is a cooking method of cooking something smothered in a blanket of chopped vegetables over a low flame in a tightly covered pan. Use butter in lieu of oil.
This traditional New Orleans recipe was handed down by my mother. Made from scratch, the simplicity is what makes it delicious and a favorite in homes and restaurants. Just remember to always used Louisiana crawfish tails, NEVER Chinese crawfish!
Crawfish etouffee is a classic Cajun stew - this version is lightened up & speeded up a little but still full of fantastic flavors. A comforting seafood stew, it's a delicious dinner whether as part of Mardi Gras celebrations or any time.