Healthy Easy Crawfish Etouffee Recipe with Secret Healthy Roux -YUM!

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Love for my My Classic Louisiana Make Healthy Crawfish Etouffee Recipe

Who doesn’t like an easy etouffee recipe and especially when classic Louisiana flavors come together in this outstanding easy Crawfish Etouffee recipe in Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook. But if you think southern food isn’t good for you think again as you will love this healthy crawfish etouffee recipe! Louisiana crawfish is a must when making this mouth-watering savory entree that is a year-round favorite meal in my house. This is one of those recipes that all my kids make wherever they live. I want you to enjoy all my healthy Cajun recipes including favorites because these dishes truly are memorable palate pleasing pleasures.

Crawfish Season or Not – Keep Frozen On Hand for Easy Crawfish Etouffee

If you live in Louisiana, you live for crawfish season. From late February to mid-May, weekends are full of friends and family gathering around a good old crawfish boil – it is truly unique to our area. Don’t forget to get your Louisiana crawfish tails now to keep in the freezer to enjoy in this easy crawfish etouffee recipe all year long! If it’s not crawfish season, look in the freezer section of the grocery for Louisiana crawfish tails year round.  Then, you can prepare these easy crawfish recipes any time of the year and wherever you live. Some other favorite Louisiana crawfish recipes your whole family will fall in love with include Cajun Crawfish Burgers and Crawfish Jambalaya.

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Classic Louisiana Crawfish Etouffee recipe from Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook

Tender Louisiana crawfish is simmered with onion, green pepper, and garlic in a light roux making this a delicious healthy Crawfish Etouffee recipe. This easy etouffee recipe for a popular Louisiana staple will quickly become part of your favorite Cajun recipe repertoire. Serve over rice.

Makes 4 (1-cup) servings

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup fat-free chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
1 pound Louisiana crawfish tails, rinsed and drained
Salt and pepper to taste
1 bunch green onions, stems only, finely chopped

1. In large nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, heat oil and stir in flour. Cook over medium heat until light brown, about 6-–8 minutes, stirring con¬stantly.
2. Add onion, green pepper, and garlic, and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.
3. Gradually add broth and stir until thickened. Add paprika and crawfish, and bring to boil, reduce heat, cover, and cook about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste. Stir in green onions before serving.

Nutritional information per serving:  Calories 220, Calories from fat (%) 36, Fat (g) 9, Saturated Fat (g) 1, Cholesterol (mg) 155, Sodium (mg) 217, Carbohydrate (g) 13, Dietary Fiber (g) 4, Sugars (g) 4, Protein (g) 22  Diabetic Exchanges: 1 carbohydrate, 3 lean meat

Terrific Tip:  The browned flour and oil create a roux that gives the easy crawfish etouffee deep rich flavor.

From Poor Man’s Meal to Standout Favorite Crawfish Etouffee Recipe

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For one of the most classic Louisiana dishes, Crawfish Etouffee is a standout. Did you know this famous Louisiana dish began as a poor meal, in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, since crawfish was readily available? Although it took some convincing to get the locals to taste them – and I am sure glad they did! Today crawfish is one of the locals’ favorite food.

I know how popular classic Louisiana recipes are and Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook includes all your favorite healthy Cajun recipes. Serve over rice, and try brown rice for a nutrient rich, fiber boost.



Healthy Crawfish Etouffee Recipe Tops Classic Louisiana Recipes!

Did you know that crawfish is healthy? Crawfish are packed with so many health benefits making them a great choice for a healthy diet. Louisiana’s favorite crustacean is low in calories, low in fat and cholesterol, and are an excellent source of high quality protein. They are also a good source of B12, niacin, iron, copper and selenium.  A 3-ounce serving of cooked crawfish contains 70 calories and 14 grams of protein.  The USDA Dietary Guidelines recommend including more seafood into your diet so crawfish makes a great healthy choice. I do always rinse and drain my crawfish for an even healthier option. Check on my crawfish blog for more easy crawfish recipes.

Meal Plans with Slender Kitchen  Had So Many Crawfish Recipe Requests So They’re Featuring My Healthy Crawfish Etouffee!

I was excited when Slender Kitchen Meal Plans asked me for my Crawfish Etouffee recipe.  Louisiana residents nationwide want to enjoy their beloved crustacean.  Cajun restaurants always feature a  classic Louisiana Crawfish Etouffee top of their menu!  This easy etouffee recipe is also an easy diabetic recipe!   Slender Kitchen and I have the same philosophy about eating healthy can be easy and good! So, if you don’t have time to cook or don’t want too, let Slender Kitchen do the work for you!  I recommend this great option, because after all, they do use my recipes! Who says Louisiana food can’t be good for you!  My Gulf Coast Favorites book includes healthy Cajun recipes!

Where To Find Louisiana Crawfish?

Always be sure to use Louisiana crawfish paying special attention to read the fine print! If you need help locating live crawfish, here’s the site to find out all the Louisiana crawfish details.  Crawfish tails are what pique my interest because of their delicious and various ways to create healthy outstanding recipes so truly I am always more interested in the tails. When in season, look for Louisiana crawfish tails and keep them in your freezer to pull out for a trim and terrific recipe at a moments notice!  Then, you can prepare my healthy easy recipes year round.  Check out my healthy food blog for more outstanding Louisiana Crawfish recipes!

Yes!!! I Make Louisiana Cooking Healthy and Delicious Just Like My Easy Etouffee Recipe

My Louisiana cookbook is filled with southern and regional Cajun dishes. Most importantly, all the recipes are easy! My trim and terrific Gulf Coast Favorites  cookbook includes the best southern and Louisiana healthy cajun recipes. My goal is to give you mouth-watering 30-minute simple recipes with everyday ingredients! You will recognize all of your southern Louisiana classic favorite recipes such as BBQ Shrimp, a Mardi Gras King Cake recipe, Crawfish Cakes and SO much more! All of my easy healthy recipes include nutritional information and diabetic exchanges.

Southern Louisiana Cajun Food Made Healthy

I personally tested all the 250 recipes in my healthy Louisiana cookbook and you can depend on the recipes coming out great. In my southern cookbook, my 30-minute easy family recipes are time saving, and pantry friendly.  Best of all, absolutely delicious! These healthy easy recipes are perfect for our busy lifestyles. As“the queen of quick,” I make sure to include simple recipes with everyday ingredients. To prove my point, this book is about healthy true southern food with flair. Gulf Coast Favorites features Cajun, Creole and southern food made healthy – so good and full of flavor – you won’t know its good for you!

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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