Kids and grown-ups alike will love these Craw-dogs.
Yields: 6 servings
- 16 ounces cooked crawfish tails
- 1½ cups water
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 6 sprigs fresh thyme
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 teaspoons hot sauce
- 1½ teaspoons Creole seasoning
- 2 (16-ounce) packages andouille sausage, cut into 6-inch pieces
- 6 hot dog buns, split and toasted
- Creole Mustard Sauce (recipe follows)
- Garnish: sliced green onion, chopped tomato
- In a medium bowl, combine crawfish and 1½ cups water; let soak for 30 minutes. Drain, reserving soaking liquid; set crawfish aside.
- In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic, and thyme sprigs; cook until vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes. Add flour; cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Stir in reserved soaking liquid, broth, and bay leaves. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thickened and bubbly, about 10 minutes. Stir in crawfish, hot sauce, and Creole seasoning. Discard bay leaves and thyme sprigs. Keep crawfish mixture warm over low heat.
- Preheat grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill sausages, covered, until browned, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Place sausages in toasted buns; spoon crawfish mixture over sausages. Drizzle with Creole Mustard Sauce. Garnish with green onion and tomato, if desired.
Creole Mustard Sauce
Yields: ¾ Cup
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup Creole mustard
- 1 tablespoon cane vinegar
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Cane vinegar? I have never heard of cane vinegar; cane syrup, everyone knows this syrup.
If there is such a thing where would I get it?
Cane vinegar is one of our favorite Louisiana products! It’s mild and malty, with a slight hint of cane-y bitterness and smoke. Steen’s is the only producer that we know of, and it is widely available around Louisiana. If you can’t find it, there are a few places online that will ship (including nolacajun.com). A white wine vinegar would be a fine substitute in this recipe.