Someone said to drain the crawfish-- I would NOT. The liquid that comes with the frozen crawfish from Walmart adds IMMENSELY to the flavor and gives a delicate pink color. In terms of thickness, the last time I made this I actually used heavy cream (bad girl) instead of the half and half. I mean, it's not diet food and it's a treat, so why not go all the way? This chowder is probably the BEST thing I have ever eaten. Truly! I use the frozen crawfish tail meat from Walmart. I use cream of shrimp soup instead of cream of mushroom, use a small Vidalia onion instead of the green onions, double the cream cheese, and leave out the corn. Just minor personal preferences but whether you make this recipe as printed or tweak it to personal taste, it is simply unbelievably good. If this were on a restaurant menu, I would be coming back regularly and probably never getting enough. Being able to save money by making something so incredibly satisfying at home is absolutely thrilling.
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Someone said to drain the crawfish-- I would NOT. The liquid that comes with the frozen...