*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            CRAWFISH FILE GUMBO
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Cajun
                 Main Dish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Shortening
    1       c            Flour
    1                    Onion, minced
      1/4   c            Parsley, minced
    3                    Pods garlic, minced
      1/4   c            Celery leaves, minced
    1       lb           Crawfish tails, cleaned
    8       c            Water
      1/2   c            Crawfish fat
                         Seasonings to taste
 
      Make a roux by cooking shortening and flour
   together to make a golden brown color while stirring
   constantly. Add onions and cook until soft. Add
   crawfish fat. Stir constantly while cooking over low
   heat until shortening floats on top. Add water and
   seasonings. Simmer over a low heat for 30 min. About
   1/2 hr. before serving, add garlic and crawfish tails
   and let simmer for 25 min. longer. Add parsley, green
   onion tops, celery leaves and simmer 5 min. longer.
   Just before serving, add about 3/4 tsp. file powder,
   if desired. Serve in soup plates with hot steamed rice
   and Tabasco sauce, if desired.
  
 
 
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