The recipes of the crawfish preparation are innumerous and crawfish bake is the most traditional and simplest for a start. Crawfish bake is a general name to many crawfish dishes, which are baked. Thus, there are recipes of crawfish cornbread or crawfish pilaf, as well as many others, simply referred to crawfish bake.
Connect your first experiment of cooking crawfish bake with an easy recipe from the kitchen of the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Association.
Ingredients: 1 cup white cornmeal, 1/2 tsp soda, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 cup cooking oil, 1 can cream style corn, 2 eggs, 1/2 lb grated cheddar cheese, 3 chopped jalapeno peppers, 1 cup chopped onions, 1 lb chopped crawfish.
Preparation: Mix all ingredients in a listed sequence in a large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly. Pour ingredients into a lightly greased 8x10 baking pan. Bake for forty five minutes at 350F degrees.
The next three crawfish bake recipes will also produce delicious and pleasurable to the eye dishes.
Ingredients: 2 cups cooked rice, 1/2 cup stuffed olives, sliced, 1 small onion, chopped, 1 medium green pepper, chopped, 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese, 3 cups boiled crawfish meat, 4 tablespoons flour, 2 cups milk, 3 tablespoons melted butter.
Preparation: Combine rice, olives, onion, green pepper, crayfish meat and most of the grated cheese together in a well-greased casserole. Make a medium white sauce of flour, butter and milk, and season to taste. Pour over casserole and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake at 350F degrees for about thirty minutes or until the top is brown.
Ingredients: 1 Lb. hot sausage, 1/2 c. onion, 1/2 c. green onions, 1/2 c. bell pepper, 1 can beef broth, 1 can French onion soup, 1 sm. can tomato sauce, 1 stick butter or margarine, cut into tablespoons, 1 Lb. crawfish tails, 2 C. Uncle Ben's Long Grain Rice.
Preparation: Brown sausage in a pan. Sauté onion, green onion and bell pepper in a separate pan until the onion is soft. Add sausage and onion and sauté together for a minute or two. Add bouillon, onion soup and tomato sauce. Pour mixture into a Dutch oven; add butter, crawfish tails and rice. Bake for one hour at 350F degrees. Serve immediately.
Crawfish Broccoli Casserole
Ingredients: 1 onion, chopped, 1/2 cup green onions tops, 1 bell pepper, chopped, 1 celery stalk, chopped, 1 lb. crawfish, 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 2 cups cooked rice, 1/2 cup parsley leaves, chopped, 1/2 cup bread crumbs.
Preparation: Sauté onion, bell pepper and celery until tender. Add crawfish and cream of mushroom soup and cook for about twenty minutes, adding water if necessary. Add cooked rice, onion tops and parsley and pour in a casserole dish. Dot with butter and top with breadcrumbs. Bake at 350F degrees for twenty minutes.
The following recommendations on how to peel crawfish may be very helpful for you. First, you should grab the tip of the head and the tip of the tail; twist in opposite directions and discard the head. Second, grab the tip of the tail; twist the top part of the tail. Then, pinch the bottom part of the tail and take the meat out. Remove the black vein on top of the tail and discard. The crawfish meat is ready for consumption.
These crawfish recipes are not difficult to process and, certainly, you will not be able to stop cooking crawfish and learning new ways of its preparation, as it will always bring you much pleasure and culinary experience.