Richard and Suzanne's Louisiana Crawfish Pasta Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Richard and Suzanne's Louisiana Crawfish Pasta Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Richard and Suzanne's Louisiana Crawfish Pasta

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"This is a traditional crawfish dish in New Orleans. This dish can be spicy or mild depending on the amount of red pepper flakes you use, so be careful."

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    40 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain.
  2. While the pasta cooks, melt the butter in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the garlic in the butter 1 to 2 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Stir in the yellow onion and 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes; cook until the yellow onion becomes translucent. Add the crawfish tails; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring continually; transfer the crawfish to a bowl, leaving as many onions as possible in the skillet.
  3. Pour the heavy cream into the skillet and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, and simmer until thickened. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes into the cream, return the crawfish to the sauce and simmer 2 to 3 minutes. Serve sauce over the drained pasta; garnish with chopped green onion.
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Aug 27, 2009

Delicious! Added 1/2 cup parm, mush, two spicy link sausages, used a little more than 1 pint half and half, and 1 pint heavy cream, plus some Creole seasoning and it was heavenly. Great base recipe. We're definitely going to make it again.

 
Mar 24, 2009

I like my food spicy so I used the red pepper flakes as instructed but also used Tony Chachere's seasoning instead of salt. I then added some red bell pepper. Finally, I needed to add a little corn starch to get the consistency I desired with the sauce. The dish turned out really tasty. I will definitely use this recipe again next time I have left over crawfish tails.

 

24 Ratings

Feb 07, 2008

This receipe is the best Crawfish Pasta recipe I have ever tried. The best I had ever tried was Semolina's Restaurant in New Orleans. This blew that away. Do you guy own a restaurant or something? If not, you should!! I would even put up the capital. Wonderful dish for Valentine's Day romantic dinner too. Your other recipes are awesome too.

 
Nov 17, 2010

Great recipe. I had leftover crawfish from a boil that added great flavor. Even with seasoned crawfish I found I had go add some more spices and would also recommend adding about a tsp of dried thyme to this to give it a authentic Louisiana taste. Overall great recipe.

 
Oct 19, 2010

Great dish. I added 1 1/2 cap fulls of shrimp & crab boil as well as some shrimp which made it really pop. I have passed this reciepe on to friends its so good.

 
Jun 30, 2008

with this recipe i add the following: Tony's Creole Seasoning.. bunch of Asparagus.. bunch of Spinach.. saute with the onion AND green onion AND garlic... then add SHRIMP and Crawfish.. then add about 1/2 cup - 1 cup Parmesan cheese.. Heat to a boil.. Then 1 - 2 pints heavy whipping cream.... stir until boiling...then add to pasta.... I also used Fettucini in place of bow tie.... its a great recipe.... even better the next day....

 
Feb 22, 2011

I followed the recipie very closely, but used chilli paste instead of red pepper flakes. (I didn't have red pepper flakes on hand...) The flavor wasn't what I expected. It tasted too onion-y It seemed to be missing something. Next time I'll do what others suggested and add some Tony's (creole seasoning) to the sauce. My Aunt also suggested adding a little bit of liquid Crab Boil instead of the red pepper flakes. We'll see!

 
Jul 29, 2010

Didn't have bowtie pasta, so I used Angel Hair Pasta. This makes a lot of sauce, I mixed it with the angel hair pasta at the end, like I would spaghetti and it was still a lot of extra sauce. I also added about 3/4 container of shredded parmesan and some mushrooms, the sauce would have been way too thin for my liking,without the parmesan. But the recipe had a good taste, my crawfish were left over from a crawfish boil, so they added some more seasoning and I added Tony's Chachere, but seasoning is a personal choice, being from Cajun Country, we like our spice!! Thanks for the recipe!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 1505 kcal
  • 75%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 99.8 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol
  • 493 mg
  • 164%
  • Fat
  • 109.8 g
  • 169%
  • Fiber
  • 7.2 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 37.6 g
  • 75%
  • Sodium
  • 414 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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