My apologies

I would like to just put this out there – I’m sorry!

I am truly sorry to all of my readers for slacking on posts lately.  As many of you know I have been busy with the usual work, house, etc., but you also know that ball has been thrown into that mix.  Now we are adding to that as well.

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Things like church functions 🙂

The boys and I participated in our church float for our famous Strawberry Festival on Saturday!  We had a great time participating in this event.  Between that and haircuts our Saturday was pretty much covered. 

But I didn’t forget about you beautiful blog readers.  Oh no I didn’t!  I made a lovely dinner that afternoon.  A true Louisiana favorite, with a little twist.

Crawfish Creole

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce
  • 1 pound medium crawfish tails
Directions
  1. In a 2 quart saucepan, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Add onion, green pepper, celery, and garlic; cook until tender.
  2. Mix in cornstarch. Stir in stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, and red pepper sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Stir in shrimp, and cook for 5 minutes.

Serve over a nice bed of brown rice 🙂

I made a lovely little put of green beans to go along side the dish.  This is also excellent when served with a nice, crisp salad. 

So what is the twist on this classic you ask?  The crawfish are.  This dish is usually made with shrimp.  We do shrimp creole  or crawfish ettouffee.  Now I already had some crawfish tails in the freezer so of course I saved my dollars and used those as opposed to purchasing shrimp!

A little crusty french bread alongside is just right.

So go now and make this.  You can spice it up as much as you like.  I like to add a pinch of cayenne to the mix while cooking.  After all we like things spicy here in Louisiana! 

I promise I will try to do better this week with posting.  I have a few things up my sleeve just waiting for them to pan out.  Expect some fun posts (at least for me) soon 🙂

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10 Comments

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10 responses to “My apologies

  1. Strawberry festival sounds like fun! And your recipe looks amazing, i think i would go for shrimp though, i don’t think i’ve ever had crawfish but i’m sure its delicious!
    Looking forward to what you have up your sleeve 🙂

  2. That looks delicious!!! I LOVE crawfish ettouffee so it looks quite tasty to me! I can’t even get crawfish in my area which is sad…but I CAN get it home in Georgia so I plan on enjoying some soon!

  3. Apology accepted. 🙂
    The festival looks fun. My town finished with it’s Azalea festival recently.

  4. No worries at all!! Life trumps posting. 🙂

  5. The creole looks great! I love stuff like that as long as it isn’t super spicy =P

  6. I can almost smell that bread through the screen! I don’t know what it is about bread…but it just calls to me!

  7. yum!! i love crawfish 🙂

    anything with crusty bread is a winner to me!

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