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Crawfish and Grits


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb crawfish, peeled, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup beef broth, low sodium
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup white onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup green onions, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoon butter, unsalted
  • extra virgin olive oil

For The Grits:

  • 1 cup grits
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup beef or chicken broth, low sodium + extra to thin grits as they cook
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • hot sauce to serve

Instructions

  1. Prepare the grits first.
  2. In a large pot bring all liquids to boil, add butter and seasonings.
  3. Slowly stir in grits while whisking nonstop for about two minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to low and cook grits, stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes.
  5. Adding extra broth as needed to keep the grits thin.
  6. Add cheese and whisk well, add more broth if needed.

To Prepare the Crawfish:

  1. Rinse crawfish, drain, pat dry.
  2. Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add onion, bell pepper, and celery and saute for about 5 minutes, add 1/2 the spices and garlic, mix well and cook 1 minute more.
  4. Add crawfish and remaining spices, cook for about 5 minutes, add broth, bring to boil, reduce to simmer and cook for about 5 minutes on low.
  5. Serve over hot cooked grits.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4