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Rich, buttery morsels of crawfish or langostino are bathed in a bright, citrus based Hollandaise Sauce and served over gluten free Angel Hair pasta.

Crawfish with Hollandaise Sauce

Rich and buttery with bright citrus notes, Crawfish with Hollandaise Sauce would make a lovely, Father's Day dinner or date night entree. Simple, pure perfection!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine African American, French
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Large Pot
  • Two Saucepans - one must be able to sit inside the other not touching the bottom.
  • Whisk or Wooden Spoon
  • Medium Frying Pan
  • BPA Free Spatula
  • Cutting Board
  • Paring Knife
  • Egg Separator (Optional)
  • Metal Colander

Ingredients
  

Pasta

  • 8 ounces Angel Hair Pasta
  • 3 quarts Water
  • 1 tbsp Sea Salt

Crawfish

  • 12 ounces Langostino or Crawfish I used Trader Joe's brand
  • 2 tbsp Organic Butter
  • 1 tbsp Palm Oil
  • tsp Organic Red Onion, finely minced
  • 1 pinch Salt

Hollandaise Sauce

  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 2 tbsp Fresh squeezed Lemon Juice Equals juice of about ½ a lemon.
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 1 cup Organic Butter
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne
  • ¼ tsp Dry Mustard
  • tsp Jane's Krazy Mixed-Up Salt

Instructions
 

Pasta

  • Put the water in a large pot, add salt and heat to the boiling point on high heat.
  • Place pasta in and cook per instructions on package. Strain into colander and set aside.

Crawfish

  • Heat butter and palm oil to medium high heat. Add onions until they turn translucent, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add crawfish and salt then cook an additional 3 to 5 minutes.

Hollandaise Sauce

  • Separate egg yolks from the whites. Set yolks aside. (Refrigerate whites for an egg white omelette at another time).
  • Put water into bottom saucepan and bring to a boil on medium high heat. Tip: Make sure the water does not the bottom of the top pot.
  • Place 2nd saucepan on top creating a double boiler.
  • Divide butter into 3 equal parts.
  • Place ⅓ of the butter, egg yolks, and lemon juice into the top of the double boiler.
  • Cook over the hot water stirring constantly, until the butter melts.
  • Add another ⅓ of the butter and stir until it melts.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in remaining butter and seasonings.
  • Tips: If sauce is not thick enough continue cooking over the double boiler. If the sauce separates, add 1 to 2 tsp. of boiling water and whisk briskly.
  • Toss pasta, crawfish and sauce together and serve immediately, warm in a pasta bowl.
Keyword 30 Minute Meals, Crawfish, Crawfish Recipe, Dinner, Easy Dinner Ideas, Soul Food, Southern Food