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Summer Cooking Series--Crawfish Fettuccine

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Crawfish Fettuccine


Large spaghetti squash
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic
1 8 oz container of sliced mushrooms
2 16oz packages of peeled, cleaned Louisiana crawfish tails
1/2 cup canned coconut milk
Cajun seasoning
Salt and pepper


1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Cut spaghetti squash in half, take seeds out, turn upside on baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes.
3. While squash is baking start sautéing olive oil, onion, peppers, mushrooms, and garlic in a sauce pan. Let sauté until soft (5-8 minutes).
4. Once vegetables are soft add crawfish, Cajun seasoning, and salt and pepper.
5. Next add coconut milk and stir until sauce starts to thicken. ( let simmer on low for about 10 minutes).
6. Scoop out spaghetti squash into the sauce pan and mix well until creamy. 

Kathryn's Blog

Alexandria, La. (KALB News Channel 5)--For this week's summer cooking series, News Channel Five's Dorrell Wenninger joins William and Kathyrn from Crossfit of Alexandria in the kitchen to put a nutritious spin on a mud bug flavored favorite.

Alright guys. Thanks. I'm Dorrell Wenninger and im standing here with Kathryn & William. This is another edition of our Summer Cooking Series. Well guys, with further ado, what do you have for us this week?

Today we are making a Paleo version of Crawfish Fettuccine. Instead of the creamy...

Wait. Hold on... what is this Paleo

Paleo is a healthy way of eating. Its the way of eating that your body was designed to eat. Its eating nutrient dense food and not putting stuff in your body that your body is just gonna fight.
Okay. Sorry. I didnt mean to interrupt you. It was just a new term.

Most of the time. When you hear Crawfish Fettuccine, you think creamy and fattening. So, ive changed the recipe up a little bit and instead of butter, im using olive oil. Right now, ive already gotten an onion, Garlic, Bell Pepper and mushrooms. Saute them down really well and I'm gonna add a pound of crawfish tails to it. Then I like to use Tony's seasoning or whatever all purpose seasoning you choose. And mix that well together.

For the creaminess, we will actually use a full fat canned coconut milk. Its from a coconut and there is nothing fancy to it. That is going to give it its creaminess. I'm going to let that cook together for a little bit and thicken up.
And I'
ll talk a little bit about what we are going to use in place of pasta. We are going to use spaghetti squash. You can get this squash from the grocery store, bring it home slice it open, take out the seeds and you are going to put it face down, bake it in the oven for about 30mins at 375 degrees.

So, once you take it out you wanna prepare it to take the place of the pasta. Now, watch me really close here. This is going to be as hard as the bacon wrapped dates from a couple weeks ago. You wanna take this fork and you wanna scrape it out. Before I put it in there I wanna show you. It makes this GREAT. It looks just like pasta but its squash. You wanna do the whole inside.

And you are just using a fork and scraping it? Yeah. Easily scrapes out. And it tastes delicious.
Why are we using squash instead of actual pasta.  Pasta is actually a very starchy carb and its full of sugar & glutton and we wanna avoid all of that.  So it makes a good substitute? Great Substitute. We have some cooked that you can try and let us know what you think.

Ok here we go.... That is some good stuff Dorrell.It is good. It has all of the same flavors that you are use to and the squash isnt too far off and its good. You are right. Its a great alternative to eating pasta. For any dish that you do, substitute this.

Alright we are going to post the recipe for this plus more online at In fact put that up on the screen right now. Hope you enjoy it, its awesome. 

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