First I'd like to thank all of my new followers and extend a warm welcome to all of you. Also, many thanks to everyone for all of your lovely comments and for your continued visits and support. I am taking a little blog break due to family concerns, but hope to be back soon and be able to visit with ya'll again. My dear 90 year old father has been in the hospital for a week now, after falling, last Wednesday. He is doing a lot better now and should be going home soon. Merci beaucoup for stopping by! Meanwhile, I will leave you with one of my favorite recipes. Bon appetit!
Spicy Crawfish Fettuccine
1 lb. fettuccine pasta 1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup flour 1 lb. fresh crawfish tails, peeled and deveined 1 tbs. or more Cajun or Creole seasoning, divided 1/2 lb. Velveeta w/ Jalapeno cheese, cut into squares Salt and Tabasco to taste 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 onion, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 cup half and half 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1/4 cup green onions, sliced Rinse and season crawfish with 1 tsp. Cajun or Creole seasoning and set aside. Cook fettuccine, according to package directions. Drain rinse, and set aside. Melt
butter in a large heavy skillet on medium heat and saute onion and
garlic till soft. Add flour and stir until blended, but not brown. Add crawfish and continue to cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Lower heat and add half and half, Velveeta cheese, other
tsp. Creole seasoning, salt, and Tabasco, and cook and stir until cheese melts. Slowly add 1/4 cup of the
Parmesan cheese, a little at a time, stirring often. Add parsley and
green onions and simmer and stir for 10 minutes or until thickened.
Combine with fettucine and mix well. Transfer to a buttered baking dish, top with other half of the Parmesan cheese, and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. Serves 4
delicate garlic-butter, cream sauce compliments the spicy crawfish
perfectly. I like to make this recipe when I'm in the mood for pasta.
Serve with a big tossed salad and french bread and maybe a nice glass
of wine. Cest' bon, cher! Enjoy!
Welcome to Cajun country and to my blog. I am a Cajun gal who was born and raised on the Bayou Vermilion. The area is rich in history and culture and is a very fun place to live. Fabulous cuisine, incredible music, and fun loving people with a joie de vivre, (love of life). You will learn about the Acadian French people and their culture, and best of all, you will learn how to prepare the world famous Cajun cuisine. Lassiez les bon temps rouler, cher!