Tuesday, August 2, 2011

American Lousiana Receipe : Gumbo Crawfish / Crayfish

Gumbo Crawfish / Crayfish

    2 lb Crawfish / Crayfish lg. shelled &
    1/3 c Celery, sliced 1/8 -inch thick
    2 c Okra, fresh & sliced 1/4-inch thick
    2 tb Filé powder

    1 ts Tabasco sauce
    2 c White wine
    1 c Chicken boned, chopped
    1/4 c Diced ham
    2 Carrots sliced
    1 1/2 c Stewed tomatoes, sliced
    1 ts Basil
    1/2 ts Marjoram
    1/2 ts Allspice
    1 ts Cream of tartar
    4 ea Bay leaves
    2 Med.onions coarsely chopped
    4 ea Garlic cloves, crushed
    6 ea Scallions chopped
    2 c Water
    4 tb Soy sauce


Pour all liquid ingredients into a large pot and bring to a boil. Add all spices. Boil for 10 minutes the add the crawfish crawfish. Boil for 15 minutes then add all of the other ingredients. Boil for 5 minutes then turn to low heat for 10 minutes. Turn down to simmer for 30 minutes. Serve over white or brown rice. Excellent with a good fruit salad and lots of hot, buttered French bread

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