Crawfish Mac & Cheese Recipe

Posted on June 13th, 2016 by Breaux Mart
Delicious mac & cheese with Louisiana crawfish

Delicious mac & cheese with Louisiana crawfish

Love crawfish? Then you’ll love this crawfish mac & cheese recipe, inspired by Louisiana Kitchen & Culture.

At Breaux Mart, we’re always looking for great recipes to try out. Having a grocery store at your fingertips means finding the best, freshest ingredients to make anything your heart (and stomach) desires.

This awesome crawfish macaroni and cheese recipe comes from our friends at Louisiana Kitchen & Culture. Originally found through Louisiana Culinary Trails, we decided to get to shopping in order to create what looked to be a delicious dish.

Guess what? It’s SO good!

 

WATCH: Crawfish Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

 

RECIPE (From Louisiana Kitchen & Culture)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound Louisiana crawfish tails (Breaux Mart note… we used 24 ounces of crawfish, cuz they were on sale, and we wanted LOTS of em’!)
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni, cooked until just al dente (don’t overcook)
  • 5 cups shredded sharp cheddar, in all
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • hot sauce
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 1/2 cups half & half

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F.

Thaw crawfish tails; drain liquid and reserve. Drain macaroni well and place in a large mixing bowl with 3 cups of cheddar, salt, pepper, mustard, and hot sauce.

Place a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add butter and melt; add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle flour over garlic mixture and whisk to blend; slowly pour in half & half and reserved crawfish liquid, whisking briskly. Bring to a boil and hold at a hard simmer for 3 minutes while whisking constantly. Remove from heat and stir in crawfish tails. Fold crawfish and sauce into the pasta mixture; taste and adjust seasoning.

Pour mixture into a buttered 13/9-inch baking dish, dot with butter, and top with remaining 2 cups of cheddar. Transfer to oven (middle rack) and bake until golden, about 50 minutes. For a darker crust, broil for a few minutes, watching carefully.

… and the final product!

Crawfish Mac an

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News, Recipes | June 13th, 2016