Saturday, March 14, 2015
S.O.S : Save our Saturday! Crawfish Tortellini
For today's Save our Saturday I thought I would share a new recipe that I made tonight. I took a couple of different ones I had seen online using shrimp and subbed crawfish tails since that is what the husband and kiddos had for an early lunch. We took what was left and I peeled the tails and became inspired! This was so good, and was taste tested by several who thought the same! It is almost slap yo momma good! Well.. if you love spicy and crawfish! Remember ~ you can always change the spices and use shrimp instead of crawfish (just make sure it is peeled, de-viened, and cooked).
1# crawfish tails
4 cloves of garlic minced or grated
2 TBS Old Bay Seasoning (or Crawfish boil seasoning)
1 tsp chipolte chili powder
1 TBS Red pepper flakes
1 4 oz jar of pimentos drained
3 cups of chicken broth
12 oz can of evaporated milk
1/2 cup of butter
1/2 cup of flour
1 1/3 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese (not the sprinkle kind)
4 tbs minced parsley
1 package of cheese tortellini cooked to directions and drained (Or choice of pasta)
1. Melt butter in a sauce pot. Add in garlic, seasoning, and red pepper flakes. Wisk in flour and allow to cook for a couple of minutes.
2. Add in chicken broth and evaporated milk and cook until thickened. Add in a splash more of chicken broth if too thick.
3. Stir in pimentos, cheese, parsley, and crawfish tails and allow to sit for about five minutes or so.
4. Add pasta and stir to coat. Serve immediately!
I served this with some Red Lobster Garlic Cheddar biscuits and it was a perfect match!