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Cajun Crawfish

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
35 min
20 min
15 min
Cajun seasoning gives this freshwater fish its “fiery” taste. It's the perfect crowd pleaser, especially when served over hot rice.


Olive oil

2 tsp(s)

Green pepper(s)

1 medium, seeded and chopped

Uncooked onion(s)

½ cup(s), chopped

Uncooked celery

2 stalk(s), medium, chopped

Garlic clove(s)

2 clove(s), large, minced

Uncooked crayfish

1 pound(s), tails

Cayenne pepper

¼ tsp(s), or 1 tsp Cajun seasoning

Table salt

½ tsp(s)

Black pepper

¼ pinch

Uncooked scallion(s)

2 medium, chopped

Fresh parsley

1 tbsp(s), fresh, chopped


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add pepper, onion, celery and garlic and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add crayfish, cayenne pepper or Cajun seasoning, salt and black pepper and stir to coat. Cook until crayfish are bright pink and cooked through, about 5 minutes. (Note: If you cannot find crayfish – also known as crawfish – you can substitute large, peeled, deveined shrimp with their tails intact.)
  3. Remove from heat and stir in scallions and parsley. Yields about 1 cup per serving.