Crawfish Etouffee


This Louisiana inspired dish comes from Denise Hall of Fit Fare. The 1/3 less fat Smart Balance, or any brand of Earth Balance should work well in this dish, while keeping your crawfish etouffee dairy-free.

Special Diet Notes: Crawfish Etouffee

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and peanut-free.

Crawfish Etouffee
Serves: 4
  • 2 tablespoon dairy-free margarine, such as Smart Balance
  • 1 lb Louisiana crawfish tails
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning, such as Tony Chachere’s (more or less to taste)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoon green onions, chopped
  1. Season crawfish tails with Creole seasoning.
  2. Melt margarine in heavy sauce pan and saute crawfish for 3 minutes.
  3. Remove crawfish from pot with a slotted spoon into a bowl.
  4. Add onions, bell peppers and garlic to pan and saute for 10 minutes.
  5. Add back crawfish to the vegetable mixture.
  6. Dissolve cornstarch in cold water.
  7. Stir into pan with crawfish and vegetables and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  9. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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