I Eat La.: Recipes for Crawfish Bisque, Crab and Corn Bisque | Meals/Recipes

Crawfish Bisque

Makes 8-12 servings. Recipe is by Teresa B. Day.

1 cup vegetable oil

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 massive onion, chopped

2 inexperienced bell peppers, chopped

5 ribs of celery, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon dried parsley leaves

Salt and pepper

Cayenne pepper to style

Cajun seasoning to style

1 bay leaf

12 cups seafood inventory

5 kilos crawfish tails, cooked

1. Mix oil and flour in a big cast-iron or enameled cast-iron Dutch oven over medium warmth. Stir slowly and continually for 20 to 25 minutes to make a medium brown roux, the colour of peanut butter.

2. Add onions, bell peppers and celery. Add garlic, parsley, seasonings and bay leaf.

3. Cook dinner, stirring usually, for six to 7 minutes, or till greens are gentle.

4. Whisk in seafood inventory and produce to a boil. Scale back warmth to medium and simmer, uncovered, for about 1 hour.

5. Add crawfish tails and cook dinner one other 15-20 minutes.

6. Function is or over rice. If desired, stuff heads with dressing (recipe beneath).

Stuffed Crawfish Heads

Recipe is by Teresa B. Day.

1 loaf day-old French bread

1 massive cornbread (8-inch skillet or cake pan dimension)

2 eggs, crushed

2 bunches inexperienced onions, chopped

1 onion, chopped

5 ribs of celery, diced

1 bell pepper, chopped

1 tablespoon dried parsley leaves

1 pound crawfish tails, cooked

1–2 cups seafood inventory

Salt and pepper

3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 dozen crawfish heads, cleaned and washed

½ cup flour

1. A day or two forward, crumble French bread and cornbread into coarse crumbs and place in a really massive mixing bowl. Make a nicely within the heart and add the eggs.

2. Fold in inexperienced onions, onions, celery, bell pepper and parsley. Fold in crawfish.

3. Slowly pour within the inventory till the combination is moist and sticky, however not soupy. Stir in seasonings and Worcestershire.

4. Stuff the heads with the combination till almost full; dressing will increase because it bakes. Roll every head in flour and retailer refrigerated till able to put within the bisque.

Crab and Corn Bisque

Makes 8-12 servings. Recipe is by Teresa B. Day.

1 pound gumbo crabs in shells

1 pound crab claw meat

1 cup oil

1 cup all-purpose flour

¼ cup butter

1 small onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 crimson bell pepper, chopped

1 inexperienced bell pepper, chopped

2 cups corn kernels

4 cups seafood inventory

¼ cup sherry

2 cups heavy cream

1½ teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

¼ teaspoon cayenne

Tabasco to style

1. Place gumbo crabs and crabmeat in a colander to empty.

2. In a big, heavy pot or Dutch oven, warmth oil and flour, stirring continually over medium-high warmth till roux turns the colour of peanut butter. Take away from warmth and put aside.

3. In a separate skillet over medium warmth, soften butter and saute onions, garlic, bell peppers and corn till tender.

4. Return roux to medium warmth. Stir within the sautéed greens.

5. Add seafood inventory and sherry. Convey to a simmer.

6. Add gumbo crabs in shells and simmer for five minutes. Stir within the heavy cream and crab claw meat.

7. Season to style with salt, pepper, cayenne and Tabasco. Serve sizzling.

Teresa B. Day is a neighborhood meals author and creator of the “I Eat BR” weblog. Contact her at


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