Delicious is what you will get after trying garlic butter crawfish recipe. It uses crawfish as the key ingredients and special garlic butter to enhance the taste. Before cooking, you need to prepare the tools and utensils. Crawfish will be in grilled mode and food processor helps to mix garlic butter. For more about this recipe, the next section will show what to prepare and do.
- 5 lbs. crawfish
- Salt to taste
- 3-4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
- ¼ – 1/2 cup sauce, hot
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
- 6-8 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 3/4 cups chopped parsley
- Ground pepper
- Boil salted water in large pot and put crawfish after the water is boiling. Cook for 30 to 40 seconds. Separate fish and put in bowl then add ice water.
- Cut fish through its shell on stomach part at the entire fish length. It is useful to keep the meat evenly cooked. Get rid of vein and sack carefully. Rinse the fish thoroughly with fresh water.
- Combine hot sauce butter, garlic, and cayenne in food process. Keep them smooth and blend completely. Add salt and pepper to boost the taste.
- Start grill and lid it to produce fire. It takes up to 5 minutes. Keep temperature at high and close the lid for approximately 10 minutes.
- Place fish directly and carefully on grill grates. Cook until the shell looks bright read, and the meat becomes opaque. The process takes 10 minutes or more. Flip the fish to get equal burning.
- In last 5 minutes, put butter that’s inside cast iron skillet next to the crawfish. If your grill does not have space, put on upper rack and let the butter to melt.
- Add pepper and salt on the fish then pour garlic butter. Add chopped parsley, and the fish is ready to serve.
In garlic butter crawfish recipe, you need to prepare two things separately. Garlic butter is blended in food processor, then add salt and pepper to control he taste. Before that, fish is already salted while boiled inside he pot. In that case, you will get more salty flavor. If this condition is too much, you might not put salt on the boiling water or garlic butter. Better option is salted water but more pepper in garlic butter. That’s control flavor in balance level. For your information, it is also called cajun garlic butter crawfish recipe.
The cooking needs skill, especially when slicing and grilling the fish. You need to read grilling manual because each device has different specs and composition. Keep fire at safe level when cooking garlic butter crawfish recipe.