Summer is here (well, not officially. But, still…) and, if you live in the grand old South, that means trips to the beach. Our little family (minus the Big Kahuna who is staying home to work) is headed down on Sunday for two weeks! We’ll be staying with CC and Pop and we can’t wait! While we are at the beach, seafood is , of course, always on the menu. I thought you might like a new twist on crawfish. This recipe comes courtesy of Prime Meridian, one of my favorite cookbooks. It was compiled several years ago as a fundraiser for Lamar School, where my sweet husband was a member of the Class of ’92. We have changed the recipe just a little from how it was listed in the cookbook. Hope you like it!
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 stick butter
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 can chopped tomatoes (Can use Ro-tel if want some KICK)
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Salt to taste
1 pound peeled crawfish tails (Since I make this more often at home than at the beach, I usually use one pkg frozen tails)
1 soup can of water
In a dutch oven, simmer onion and bell pepper in butter 2-3 minutes. Add soup, tomatoes and all seasonings. Bring to a boil. Add crawfish and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over rice. Add a little french bread and a key lime pie, and you are in business!