Cajun Crawfish Enchiladas

2005-11-01

While this Cajun lady was living in Corpus Christi, Texas, I was challenged to cook up a Mexican dish with crawfish for a potluck dinner. Everyone thought it was a winner. Editor’s note – Shrimp can be used instead of crawfish.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups onion, chopped
  • 1 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 tsp Old Bay Seafood seasoning
  • 2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 tsp Konriko Creole Seasoning
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 pounds crawfish tails, deveined
  • 2 tsp Old Bay seafood seasoning
  • 2 tsp garlic powder or minced garlic
  • 30 (6 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 16 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese or Mexican Mix cheese
  • Parsley sprigs for garnish
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion

Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

Step 2

In a 3-quart pot over medium-high heat, melt 1/2-cup butter. Add onion and bell pepper and stir for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Reduce heat to medium and cook an additional 5 minutes.

Step 4

Add cream cheese, oregano, cumin, 2 teaspoons Old Bay Seafood seasoning, Konriko Creole Seasoning, and parsley. Cook 3 minutes.

Step 5

Add 1 cup whipping cream and cook 5 minutes. Set aside.

Step 6

In a large skillet over low-medium heat, combine remaining ½-cup of butter and crawfish. Too high of a heat will cause crawfish to become rubbery or hard. Cook and stir 3 minutes.

Step 7

Add 2 teaspoons of Old Bay Seafood seasoning, garlic powder and green onion. Cook an additional 2 minutes. Drain, keeping liquid and set aside.

Step 8

Combine crawfish and cream mixtures and mix well. Spoon a portion of the mixture in the center of each warm tortilla. Fold the tortilla in thirds and place seam side down in casserole dish.

Step 9

Mix liquid from crawfish with 1 cup whipping cream and cook for 3 minutes. Add any remaining mixture of crawfish and stir. Spoon mixture over the tortilla and top with cheese.

Step 10

Bake at 325 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley sprigs if desired.

Recommended Sides Green salad

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