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Recipe for Crawfish Festival Pasta

1 pound linguine or fettuccine

2 tablespoons olive oil

6 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup chopped yellow onions

2 tablespoons minced garlic

2 teaspoons Creole seasoning

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup dry white wine

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup chunky tomato salsa

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 pound crawfish tails

1/2 cup chopped green onions

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves

1 cup grated Parmesan

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Return to the pot and toss with the olive oil and reserved cooking liquid. Cover to keep warm.

In a large saute pan or skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, Essence, salt, and cayenne, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the white wine and cook over high heat until nearly all evaporated. Add the cream, salsa and lemon juice and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly reduced. Add the crawfish tails and cook, stirring, to warm through. Add the onions and parsley and cook for 1 minute. 

Add the cooked pasta and toss to coat with the sauce. Cook until the pasta is warmed through, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and add 1/2 cup of the cheese. Turn out into a serving bowl and top with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Serves 6.

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About John DeMers

I've been a journalist and author forever. My favorite single word in the English language is "foodandwine." This spirit drives my 45 published books and my weekly radio show heard in Houston, Dallas and Austin.

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