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       Title: Crayfish Etouffee
  Categories: Fish/sea, Cajun
       Yield: 12 servings
  
     3/4 lb Butter                              6 c  Chopped onion
       2 c  Chopped green pepper                5 ea Cloves of garlic
       4 ts Salt                                1 ts Black pepper
       1 ts Cayenne pepper                      1 ts Sugar
     1/4 c  Tomato paste                        3 tb Cornstarch
   1 1/2 c  Water                           1 1/2 c  White wine
       4 lb Crayfish tail meat                  1 ea Scallion, chopped
       1 ts Kitchen bouquet                
  
     In large heavy pot, melt butter and saute onions, celery, green pepper
   and garlic until soft. Stir in salt, black and cayenne pepper, sugar and
   tomato paste.   Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Dissolve
   cornstarch in water; add wine to mixture. Cook for 20 minutes or until
   sauce thickens. Add crayfish, green onion and Kitchen Bouquet. Refrigerate
   overnight. Reheat and serve over rice. Don't overcook. Boiling crayfish:
   Discard any dead crayfish in the sack. Wash crayfish in clean, cool water
   just before cooking. They do not need to be purged with salt during
   washing.   Place the live crayfish in boiling water and boil for 10
   minutes. (Season the water with one pound of salt per five gallons of
   water. Add other seasoning to taste, including cayenne, garlic, onions,
   lemons, lemon juice and crab boil.) Don't begin timing cooking until watter
   returns to a buil after adding crayfish. It’s usual to add potatoes and
   corn on the cob to the boil. Crayfish are easiest to peel when still warm.
  
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