AKA C & C Gulf Coast Stuff'N. The under appreciated buddy of mashed potatoes rarely makes it on to the dinner table. The truth is stuffing is no different then pasta in its versatility but bread has been getting a bad rap for years. So do yourself a favor and give a brother a break. Think outside the box next time you make stuffing.
Land locked? This recipe is for you. Simply Gulf Coast at its roots. The trinity of Cajun cooking Peppers, Onions and Garlic. The door is open for a trip to delta country and bringing home a delicious example of the Big Easy.
10 each ounces peeled and deveined Crawfish Tail Meat
4 each ounces Crown Prince Lump White Crab Meat
1 each 16 ounce box Kraft Stove Top Cornbread Stuffing Mix
2 each tablespoons Challenge Butter (salted or unsalted)
2 each tablespoons Roland Diced Pimentos
1/2 each diced Red Onion
1 each finely diced large Jalapeno
1 each tablespoon minced Garlic
2 tablespoons finely chopped Fresh Parsley
1/2 each squeezed Lemon
1 1/2 each cups Chicken Broth or Water
Salt & Pepper to taste
Wash your hands with medium hot water and soap. In a large skillet on medium high heat melt 2 each tablespoons Challenge Butter 30 seconds. Add 2 each tablespoons Roland Diced Pimentos, 1 each tablespoon minced Garlic and 2 each tablespoons finely chopped Fresh Parsley stir to blend cook 1 minute. Add 1/2 each diced Red Onion and 1 each finely diced large Jalapeno stir to blend cook 2 minutes. Add 10 each ounces peeled and deveined Crawfish Tail Meat and 4 each ounces Crown Prince Lump White Crab Meat stir to blend cook 3 minutes. Squeeze 1/2 each Lemon over contents of skillet. Add 1 1/2 each cups Chicken Broth or warm Water bring to a simmer (5 minutes). Reduce heat to low and add 1 each 16 ounce box Kraft Stove Top Cornbread Stuffing Mix and stir contents to blend all cook for 2 minutes. Turn off heat.
Cooking is quick when using medium high heat. To avoid the butter burning keep the contents of the skillet moving as you stir to blend.
Feel free to use fresh crab and crawfish for this recipe. Its designed for the land locked folks out there but the fresher the better.
I personally prefer chicken broth for this recipe but the stuffing mix only calls for water and is still tasty either way.
Remember to reduce the heat before adding the breading mix. This will cut down on burning and sticking. Once you add the bread this dish is virtually complete.
As a side dish or part of a main course never shy away from loading up your Stuff'N. Going the Crawfish & Crab route was a no brainer for me.
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