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Cajun Crawfish

2
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
35 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Cajun seasoning gives this freshwater fish its “fiery” taste. It's the perfect crowd pleaser, especially when served over hot rice.

Ingredients

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), medium, 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

Instructions

  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.