What Are You Cooking For Lent?

We are in the middle of Lent, the 40 day period which starts on Ash Wednesday and ends Easter. Some mark Lent by fasting, both from food and festivities. Fasting rules say you should not eat lamb, chicken, beef, pork, ham, deer and most other meats. If you are running out of ideas of what to prepare during Lent, we may have an idea for you. Why not give Mulate’s Crawfish Etouffee a try?

What You Need

  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter

  • 1/4 cup flour

  • 1 cup diced onion

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 3 cups of vegetable (or chicken stock)

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 tbsp. Mulate’s Cajun Seasoning

  • 1 lb. crawfish tails with fat

  • Cooked rice

How It’s Done

LentFor our Lent dish idea, melt butter over medium-low heat. In a large skillet. Add flour, stirring constantly for 8-10 minutes to make a roux the color of peanut butter. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until onion is tender. Add garlic and cook for 3 minutes more. Mix in stock, bay leaf, and Mulate’s Cajun Seasoning; simmer for 20 minutes. Add  crawfish and any collected creawfish fat. If you are using packaged crawfish, add 1 tbsp. water to the back and swish it around. Pour the water into the pot so you don’t miss any good flavor. Simmer for 5-10 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Serve over rice. This Lent dish serves about 4-6 people.

Looking For Some More Lent Dish Ideas?

If you liked our our Crawfish Ettoufee recipe and are looking for more great Lent dish ideas get our new cookbook: “Let’s Party At Mulate’s”.

The cookbook was written by Monique Boutte Christina, the daughter of Mulate’s founder Kerry Boutte. Her daughter, Renee Grace Christina, interviewed her grandfather,  before writing the foreword. The cookbook consists of easy-to-follow recipes, just like our Lent dish idea Crawfish Etouffee and special sections on hosting crawfish boils, brunch, game day parties – and more.

To enjoy Cajun food, join us at Mulate’s for authentic Cajun cuisine, music, and dancing.

We’re located at 201 Julia Street in the Warehouse District, and laissez les bon temps rouler. For more information, call (504) 522-1492 or contact us by email at chantelle@mulates.com to inquire about accommodating large groups.