River Road Crawfish Stew

Course : Cajun
Serves: 6
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2 tablespoons diced garlic
1 dash Louisiana gold pepper sauce
1 cup chopped bell pepper
1 teaspoon salt and cayenne pepper to taste
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped parsley
2 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped green onions
1 cup flour
3 quarts crawfish stock or water
1 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup tomato sauce
2 pounds cleaned crawfish tails

Preparation / Directions:

A rich crawfish stock will certainly make this dish a winner. Any shellfish stock or fish stock may be substituted, but the dish will be good even if plain water is used. In a two gallon stock pot, heat oil over medium high heat. Add flour and using a wire whip, stir constantly until dark brown roux is achieved. When brown, add onions, celery, bell pepper and garlic and Sauté until vegetables are wilted, approximately three to five minutes. Add crawfish tails and cook until meat is pink and slightly curled. Stir in tomato sauce and slowly add crawfish stock stirring constantly until all is incorporated. Bring to a low boil, reduce to simmer and cook thirty minutes, stirring occasionally. Add green onions and parsley and season to taste using salt and pepper. When done, serve over white rice with a few dashes of Louisiana Gold Pepper Sauce. Source: Chef John Folse

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