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Chunky Cheesy Creamy Crawfish Dip

Chunky Cheesy Creamy Crawfish Dip

 

crawfish dip

Be The Hostess With The Mostest

This chunky crawfish dip is perfect for holiday parties or as an appetizer before a meal. Oh, and you know what else? It’s a great snack while decorating or doing those holiday chores.

Anything made with crawfish is good to me these days. It reminds me of home and that soon we’ll be enjoying another crawfish season. There’s nothing like a pile of steamy freshly boiled crawfish, but this dip helps curb that craving for now.

Let’s Simplify

Most crawfish dip recipes call for a can of condensed creamed soup. I prefer fresher, simpler ingredients so we’ll start this recipe with cooking down some vegetables in butter then adding a little flour to thicken the sauce.

crawfish dip

crawfish dip

After adding milk, to make the sauce, and bouillon cubes for flavor, a chunk of cream cheese and shredded parmesan melts away into a creamy base.

crawfish dip

crawfish dip

Next comes the chunky part.

crawfish dip

A pound of chopped raw crawfish tails to simmer before this dip becomes the most luscious bowl of flavor for chips or crackers to escort into your mouth. Yummy!

A bowl of Chunky Cheesy Creamy Crawfish Dip with tortilla chips.

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Chunky Cheesy Creamy Crawfish Dip

crawfish dip

The title says it all. It’s a rich and creamy, cheesy dip with spicy-delicious chunks of crawfish. Yum! Serve warm with corn chips or crackers for a memorable gathering of eating.

  • Author: Louisiana Woman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

3 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup green onion tops, chopped

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1/2 cup celery, chopped

1/2 cup green pepper, chopped

2 tablespoons flour

1-1/4 cups milk

2 cubes chicken bouillon

4 ounces cream cheese

1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

1 pound cleaned crawfish tails, raw and chopped

3/4 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama or your favorite Cajun seasoning blend

Cayenne pepper, to taste

Instructions

Melt butter in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat.

Add vegetables and cook for 10 minutes stirring often. Lower heat if needed toward the end of cooking.

Add flour and let cook for 1 minute.

Add milk a little at a time as you stir to blend well. Add bouillon cube and cook continuing to stir until mixture thickens.

Add cream cheese then parmesan, stirring in one at a time until they melt into the sauce.

Add crawfish and seasonings and simmer for 5 minutes.

Seve warm with corn chips or crackers.

Notes

A small amount of milk can be added to thin dip if needed.

Buy locally grown seafood.

It’s not only delicious but beautiful for this festive season.

“For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.”   
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 



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