Blue-Ribbon Crawfish Quiche

The great thing about Texas? Living close to the coast, with much easier access to Louisiana crawfish and Gulf shrimp. I have many great crawfish recipes, but this has always been one of my favorites! And, when I can’t readily get crawfish, some nice Gulf shrimp is a great substitute (a great source for crawfish tails is: John is not a huge fan of shellfish, but he actually loves this recipe (and requests it, too!).

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Blue Ribbon Crawfish Quiche
Adapted from unknown source
Serves 4

4 sheets phyllo dough
1 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp Paul Prudhomme’s seafood magic seasoning
salt & pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 tsp canola oil
8 oz peeled crawfish tails (can use 8 oz medium shrimp, peeled & deveined if crawfish tails are unavailable)
salt & pepper to taste
2 Tbsp chopped green onion tops
2 Tbsp chopped parsley
1 cup fat free half & half
4 eggs
2 oz fat free shredded cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, or a mix)

Spray pie pan with non-stick spray. Layer phyllo dough into pan, spraying each layer before adding the next. Sprinkle with salt & pepper, seafood magic, and flour.

Saute the onion in canola oil in a skillet until tender. Stir in the crawfish tails. Simmer until the crawfish is cooked through, stirring occasionally. Season with salt & pepper.

Spoon the crawfish mixture into the pie shell. Sprinkle with green onions, parsley, and cheese. Whisk the half & half and eggs in a bowl until blended and pour over the crawfish mixture.

Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 300. Bake for 15 minutes longer. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Slice into 4 wedges and serve, sprinking with additional parsley & green onions, if desired.

Nutritional Info:
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 285.4
Total Fat: 12.2 g
Cholesterol: 263.9 mg
Sodium: 1,405.4 mg
Total Carbs: 19.7 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
Protein: 23.1 g

Nutritional info (subbing shrimp):
Calories 299.0
Total Fat 12.5 g
Cholesterol 274.7 mg
Sodium 1,436.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 20.2 g
Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
Protein 25.1 g


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