Cajun Ninja Crawfish Etouffee Recipe

The Cajun ninja crawfish etouffee recipe has to be one of the best crawfish etouffee recipes, of The Cajun Ninja. What is Cajun Ninja? The Cajun ninja is an official cooking YouTube channel of Jason Derouen. Through this channel, Jason Derouen shares his unique recipes. 

Crawfish etouffee recipe Cajun ninja is one of the viral recipes that anyone loves to add to their main dish recipe list. 

This healthy crawfish etouffee recipe is a good source of iron, niacin, copper, B12, and selenium. This recipe is low in calories and cholesterol. Crawfish health benefits include regenerating body cells and promoting body metabolism.  

Cajun Ninja Crawfish Etouffee Recipe

Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral
5.0 from 2 votes
Cuisine: LouisianaDifficulty: Easy


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Every recipe has its variation. There are lots of variations for this delightful Cajun ninja crawfish etouffee recipe. 

I mentioned the ingredients list for the Cajun ninja recipes. You can adjust the Cajun ninja recipes ingredients according to your taste. 


  • 2 yellow onions

  • 1 green bell pepper

  • 1 red bell pepper

  • 2 sticks of celery

  • 1 bunch of green onions

  • 2 sticks of butter

  • 4 cloves of garlic

  • 1 tbsp of Cajun or creole seasoning 

  • ¼ tsp of cayenne pepper

  • ¼ tsp of salt

  • 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups of warm water

  • 2 pounds of Louisiana Crawfish 

  • Tools
  • 1 large cooking pan

  • 1 cooking wooden spoon

  • 1 serving plate

  • Chopping board

  • Knife

how to make Cajun Ninja Crawfish Etouffee

  • Chopped the vegetables: On a chopping board chopped all the vegetables like green bell pepper, red bell pepper, sticks of celery, and a bunch of green onions. chopped the vegetables
  • Place the cooking pan on the stove and add butter: Place a large pan on the stove. Then, turn on the stove and heat the pan. Add two sticks of butter to the hot cooking pot. Lower the stove heat and allow them for melting.
    Place the cooking pan on the stove and add butter
  •  Cook chopped vegetables with butter: After melting the butter, add the chopped vegetable to the butter. Allow the vegetable to saute for 20 minutes. 
    Cook chopped vegetables with butter
  • Add chopped garlic: After 20 minutes of sauteing the vegetable, chopped four cloves of garlic, and add them to the vegetable. Add chopped garlic
  •  Add the season:  Add seasoning and salt to add flavor to the vegetable. You need to add 1 tbsp of Cajun or creole seasoning, ¼ tsp of cayenne pepper, and ¼ tsp of salt. Spine that around for 10 minutes. 
     Add the season
  • Add all-purpose flour: Now, keep the vegetable on one side of the pan and add 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour into the liquid butter of the pan. Blend the flour with the butter with a wooden cooking spoon. Once the flour looks creamy, mix the vegetable with them. Blend all of them and allow to cook for another 30 minutes. Keep stirring them occasionally to avoid the burn to the bottom of the pan. Cook down all in one consistency.
    Add all-purpose flour
  • Heat the water and add them with vegetables: Take 2 cups of water in a measurement cup and heat them in the microwave. After 30 minutes of cooking, add hot water inside the pan. Then Blend the vegetable with the water. 
    Heat the water and add them with vegetables
  • Add Crawfish: After mixing the water with vegetables, add 2 pounds of Louisiana Crawfish. Stir them well and add the rest of the hot water with them. Now, cover the pot and let them simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes. Stir them about once every five minutes to prevent scorching. Stirring constantly until the mixer becomes gravy or deep brown.  
    Add Crawfish
  • Cook rice: To enjoy Cajun ninja crawfish etouffee, you should cook some rice. This Cajun ninja crawfish etouffee recipe pairs are good with boiled rice. 
    Cook Rice
  • Serve the crawfish with rice: Take a large serving plate and fill up the rice according to your needs. Then pour the creamy crawfish etouffee over the boiled rice. Now your crawfish recipe is ready to serve. 
    Serve the crawfish with rice

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  • Instead of using crawfish, you can add shrimp and also some mushrooms into the vegetable mixture. 
  • Feel free to add a little bit more spices to make this recipe tastier. 
  • Store leftover crawfish etouffee in an airtight container in a refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days. 

The Bottom Line

The Cajun ninja crawfish etouffee recipe is a great meal recipe to enjoy a holiday lunch or dinner. If you don’t have or if you want, then you can substitute the ingredients of this Louisiana crawfish etouffee recipe. 

If you try these simple crawfish recipes with different vegetables, please share your recipe with an image in the comment section below. 

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