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Cajun Crawfish

1 - 2
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
35 min
20 min
15 min
Cajun seasoning gives this freshwater crustacean a “fiery” taste. It’s the perfect Mardi Gras crowd pleaser, especially when served over hot rice.


Olive oil

2 tsp

Green pepper(s)

1 medium, chopped

Uncooked onion(s)

½ cup(s), chopped

Uncooked celery

2 rib(s), medium, chopped

Garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

Uncooked crayfish

16 oz, or 1 pound, tails only

Cayenne pepper

¼ tsp, or 1 tsp Cajun seasoning

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Uncooked scallion(s)

2 medium, chopped

Fresh parsley

1 Tbsp, fresh, chopped


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add pepper, onion, celery and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add crayfish, cayenne pepper or Cajun seasoning, salt and black pepper; stir to coat. Cook until crayfish are bright pink and cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in scallions and parsley. Yields about 1 cup per serving.


If you cannot find crayfish - also known as crawfish - you can substitute large, peeled, deveined shrimp in their place.