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New Orleans Food Feature: Crawfish Etouffee

Crawfish étouffée from Mena's Palace Restaurant and Bar (Photo: Rebecca Todd)

When you think of New Orleans food favorites, crawfish is definitely a top pick. New Orleans is world famous for our delicious boiled crawfish, but we also love to incorporate crawfish into tons of our favorite New Orleans recipes. A traditional crawfish-centered dish that’s loved by locals is Crawfish Etouffee (pronounced eh-too-fey). Etouffee is similar to a crawfish stew (but thicker), made with onions, celery and peppers, seasoned with Cajun seasonings and served with rice. It’s absolutely delicious and a must-try for visitors! Next time you’re down in New Orleans head to Mena’s Palace Restaurant and Bar or Chartres House Cafe in the French Quarter to try this Cajun Cuisine favorite!

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