Crawfish Macque Choux with Fried Eggplant

Main Course

Recipe courtesy of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture, Premiere Issue (May/Jun 2012)

Serves 6

Ingredients: 
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • ​1 medium onion, chopped
  • ​1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • ​2 stalks celery, chopped
  • ​3 cups corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • ​2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ​salt, pepper, and Cajun or Creole seasoning to taste
  • 1 (10-ounce) can chopped tomatoes with green chiles (such as Ro-tel)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1½ cups heavy cream or half and half
  • 3 cups Louisiana crawfish tails (about 1 pound, peeled)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

​As Shown: served over fried eggplant; click for a recipe.

Crawfish Macque Choux 

   

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Method: 

In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and celery; sauté 5 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add corn, garlic, and seasoning; sauté 2 minutes. Add tomatoes; simmer until the liquid has evaporated. Add chicken broth and heavy cream; bring to a low boil, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until the liquid has reduced by half. Add crawfish tails; simmer 5 minutes. Add parsley and green onions; stir well.

Serve over fried eggplant(click for recipe)


 

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Comments

I made this recipe when it came out in the first magazine.  It was fabulous!!!  We live in Vancouver, WA. but were visiting Louisiana - I picked up the magazine at a Winn-Dixie, purchased frozen Louisiana Crawfish and made it when we arrived at our kids home in Arizona.  What a hit....it was even eaten the next day cold with chips.  Needless to say, I ordered my subscription asap..it's the best magazine and I've NEVER tried a recipe that wasn't good.

Leah, I'm glad you're enjoying the magazine and the recipes; I agree, that crawfish macque choux was excellent.

Best Regards,

Susan Ford, Publisher

Louisiana Kitchen & Culture

I made this for dinner on Sunday...my husband RAVEd over it; wanted a photo so he could show his coworkers and took the leftovers for lunch today....It was DELICIOUS!!! I was a little shy on the crawfish (peeled only 2 cups worth), so I improvised with another cup of boiled shrimp. Also used Italian Breadcrumbs instead of corn meal....IT WAS KILLER!

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james capparell

Site Admin

Dawn, I'm glad you enjoyed it. It's a really pretty dish, and it tastes as good as it looks.