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Crawfish on the Rocks

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Category: Seafood, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 c Peanut oil
  • 1/4 lb Butter
  • 2 c Onions, finely chopped
  • 3/4 c Celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c Bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c Fresh parsley, chopped
  • 4 Garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/4 c Green onions, finely sliced
  • 3 c Evaporated milk
  • 1/2 c Madeira wine
  • 1 c Campbell's chicken broth
  • 1 lb Cream cheese, chunked
  • 3 lb Crawfish tails and fat
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Black pepper
  • 1/2 ts Granulated garlic
  • 1/2 ts Cayenne pepper
  • 2 cn Crescent dinner rolls


First, put the peanut oil and the butter in a heavy 12-inch skillet and
melt it down over medium heat until it just begins to foam. Then stir in
the onions, celery, bell pepper, parsley, garlic, and green onions and cook
them for about 12 to 15 minutes until they soften completely. While the
chopped vegetables are simmering, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

When the vegetables are ready, pour in the evaporated milk, Madeira wine,
and chicken broth, mix them together thoroughly, and bring the mixture to a
slow boil. Then drop in the cream cheese chunks and, with the heat still
set at medium, stir until the cheese melts and the sauce turns smooth and
silky. For the most part, this should take you about 5 minutes.

At this point, fold the crawfish tails into the hot sauce in the skillet,
stir everything together thoroughly, and cook the mixture for 3 minutes.
When uniformly blended, sprinkle on and stir in the salt, black pepper,
granulated garlic, and cayenne. Then take the pan off the fire and allow
the mixture to cool slightly.

Actually, if you want to develop the maximum flavor in the seafood mix, I
recommend that you make the dish one day, cover it and place it in the
refrigerator overnight, and reheat it the next day just before you serve
it. Just be careful not to recook - you don't want the crawfish tails to
turn into rubber bands! Truthfully, though, this is so good that'll
probably never happen.

Then 14 minutes before you're ready to eat, unroll the dinner rolls into
triangles. And with a chef's knife, cut out 1/2 inch squares. Then bake the
squares for about 12 to 14 minutes in the oven. These are your "rocks" and
you want them to puff and turn a rich, toasty-brown color.

When you're ready to eat, drop the "rocks" into a soupbowl, generously
ladle the crawfish over the top, and serve piping hot alongside a cold
salad made with sliced tomatoes, advocado chunks, chopped onions, artichoke
hearts, hearts of palm, and a dressing made from the artichoke marinade.

This dish can be served family style as an everday meal or as the entree
for the most elegant, sophisticated dinner party.

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