My Crawfish Bread Journey


I have been working on a crawfish bread recipe for so long, I forgot what my end result was to be and ventured out into crawfish pie territory for a while until I read my original notes! How does that happen? Anyway, needless to say, I have been on a crawfish journey because I like to teach crawfish recipes in my cooking classes.

A little goes a long way and some folks up north are sort of flummoxed about how to prepare them. I have officially become a crawfish evangelist. Because of my extensive testing along with cooking the traditional dishes for let's say 40 years, I am finally on top of my crawfish cooking game. Yep, I could be the Bubba Gump of crawfish.

These days crawfish tail meat is available at seafood markets, some grocery stores and Walmart in the frozen seafood section. Not all crawfish are created equal and the packages can be deceiving. You will want to stick to wild caught Louisiana crawfish if you can find them. If you can't get those, buy the others, rinse them very well and they will be a suitable substitute.

All Crawfish bread in my world starts with Crawfish Etouffee.

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