This Chunky, Cheesy, Creamy Crawfish Dip is perfect for parties or as an appetizer before a meal. Serve the spicy dip with chips or crackers for a memorable gathering. Yum!
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Anything made with crawfish is good for me, especially when anticipating crawfish season. There's nothing like a pile of steamy, freshly boiled crawfish, but this dip made with frozen crustaceans helps curb that craving until it's harvest time.
I'm from a small town called Kaplan, Louisiana. It's located in Vermilion Parish, where they grow a lot of crawfish.
Simplifying The Classic Crawfish Dip
There are many crawfish dip recipes, and most call for a can of condensed creamed soup. I prefer fresher, simpler ingredients, so we'll start this recipe by sauteing the onion, celery, and peppers in butter. A little flour helps thicken the sauce.
Next, add milk and bouillon cubes for flavor. Stirring in a chunk of cream cheese and shredded parmesan in the pan melts them into the creamy base.
Now here comes the chunky part. A pound of chopped raw crawfish tails is stirred into the cheesy, creamy sauce. This simmers for 5 minutes and becomes the most luscious bowl of flavor for chips or crackers to escort into your mouth. Yum!
You can also use leftover crawfish tails from your last crawfish boil. Note that you may have to adjust the seasoning since the crawfish will already be seasoned.
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- 3 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup green onion tops, chopped
- ½ cup onion, chopped
- ½ cup celery, chopped
- ½ cup green pepper, chopped
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 ¼ cups milk
- 2 cubes chicken bouillon
- 4 ounces of cream cheese
- ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 pound cleaned crawfish tails, raw and chopped
- ¾ teaspoon Slap Ya Mama or your favorite Cajun seasoning blend
- Cayenne pepper, to taste
- 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.
- Stir in flour and let cook for 1 minute.
- Pour milk in a little at a time, stirring to blend well.
- Add bouillon cube continuing to stir while cooking until the mixture thickens.
- Add cream cheese, then parmesan cheese stirring until they melt into the sauce.
- Stir in the crawfish and seasonings, let simmer for 5 minutes.
- Serve warm with corn chips or crackers.
A small amount of milk or water can be added to thin the dip if needed.
Buy locally grown and harvested seafood.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Saute'ing
- Cuisine: Cajun
Keywords: crawfish dip
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