I love having the opportunity to share recipes with you. While this isn’t a food blog, much of my time is spent searching for recipes, looking up ingredients, testing out recipes and sharing them in different places.
Last week, I recapped my food-induced coma outing to New Orleans Jazz Fest. Saying that I ate a lot of good food is an understatement. In that post, I shared a quick and easy typical New Orleans dish: paneed chicken. I also promised you more delicious mouth watering recipes your entire family will love. Up first: Crawfish Monica.
A few years ago, I was able to ask a local famous chef how exactly did one make crawfish Monica. His recipe included a bunch of spices I needed to individually measure out, lots of butter and heavy cream. Yes, I am sure his recipe tasted straight from heaven but I just can’t muster the thought of cooking that heavy. So, out of necessity I began testing out my own recipe until I came up with a much lighter version without sacrificing taste nor the creamy texture.
I know many of you that read this blog are not “locals” so I’ve taken step by step pictures to help you out. I am that nice.
By the way, this is the ultimate 30 minute meal. Even the ingredients measured out look pretty.
Did you know that locals call this the “Holy Trinity”?
Yeah, every dish here starts with some holy goodness.
Then, there is the spice. You can make your own by mixing a bunch of stuff or use the go-to helper we locals have in our pantry: Creole Seasoning
Let’s not forget the mudbugs (crawfish). If you use them from left over boil, consider only using ½ of the creole seasoning.
If you don’t have crawfish where you live, you may substitute shrimp.
Nothing makes me happier in the kitchen than a good pot of holy tenderness. You know… when you begin to cook up your holy trinity to the point when the vegetables are… tender.
Tender holiness plus some creole goodness makes some jazzed up veggies.
Next, bring your crawfish to the party.
Are you hungry by now? because this will only get better.
And better. Italy just joined the party.
There you have it y’all. A heavenly dish in 30 minutes.Print
Want more NOLA recipes? They are coming soon…