Crawfish Pasta

Crawfish is one of my favorite ingredients to cook with!

Quick and easy Crawfish Cajun Pasta is a family staple around our house.  Simple ingredients let the crawfish take center stage, so I suggest getting the freshest crawfish tails you can.  The Farmers Market of the Ozarks has a great vendor that provides fresh seafood like crawfish- find Express Foods at the market or online. Enjoy this tasty weeknight meal with bread and a salad!

Crawfish Cajun Pasta
1 lb cooked Angel Hair Pasta
1 lb crawfish tails
1 stick butter
1 cup of diced celery
1 cup diced bell peppers
1 medium onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp salt, more depending on taste
1 T. Cajun Seasonings
1 tsp. Louisiana Hot Sauce
1 T. fresh lemon juice
1 handful of fresh parsley

In a large skillet place a stick of butter and heat to medium.  Once the butter is melted, add the onion, peppers and celery.  Sauté for 5 minutes, then add the garlic. Add the crayfish tails, salt, Cajun seasonings and hot sauce.  Toss and cook for an additional 6-7 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to boil.  Add 1 tsp of salt and add pasta and cook according to to box directions.  Drain and add pasta to crayfish mixture.  Toss mixture lightly and taste.  Depending on taste, you may want to add additional salt or hot sauce.

*I like to make this the day before or at least 4 hours before serving, so the ingredients can intensify.


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