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Cooking With Beer and Crawfish

It’s officially crawfish season, so grab your Frio Beer and let’s get to cooking!
When it comes to cooking with beer and crawfish, there are endless possibilities for creating delicious and unique dishes. The combination of beer and crawfish is a match made in heaven, as beer adds depth and complexity to the flavor of crawfish. Whether you are looking to make a classic crawfish boil or a creative crawfish pie, we’ve gathered plenty of recipes you can try that incorporate beer into crawfish dishes.

Beer-Boiled Crawfish

One of the most popular ways to cook crawfish with beer is by making a beer-boiled crawfish dish. To prepare this dish, you will need a large pot and a selection of spices and aromatics, such as garlic, lemons, and onions. To start, fill the pot with water and add your chosen spices and aromatics. Then, bring the mixture to a boil and add in your live crawfish. Once the crawfish turn a bright red color, they are ready to serve. For an extra depth of flavor, you can add a Frio Light beer to the pot instead of water. The light beer will infuse the crawfish with a unique flavor and give them an extra level of complexity.

Crawfish Etouffée

Another popular way to incorporate beer into crawfish dishes is by making a crawfish étouffée. This classic Cajun dish is typically made with a roux, onions, peppers, and seafood, but adding beer to the mix takes it to a whole new level. To start, make a roux with butter and flour and then add chopped onions, bell peppers, and celery. Cook the vegetables until they are soft and then add in minced garlic, diced tomatoes, and Cajun seasoning. Finally, stir in a Frio Light beer and let the mixture simmer until the crawfish are cooked. Serve the étouffée over a bed of steamed rice and garnish with chopped green onions.
For those looking for a unique twist on traditional crawfish boils, adding beer to the seasoning mix can create a truly memorable dish. To make beer infused crawfish boil seasoning, combine Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika in a large mixing bowl. Then, add a can of Frio Light beer and stir until the mixture forms a thick paste. Rub the seasoning mix all over the crawfish and let them marinate for at least 30 minutes before boiling them. The beer-infused seasoning adds an extra layer of flavor to the crawfish and makes them even more delicious!

Beer and Crawfish Pie

Another great way to incorporate beer into crawfish dishes is by making a beer and crawfish pie. To make this dish, start by sautéing chopped onions, celery, and bell peppers in butter. Add minced garlic and a can of Frio Light beer and simmer until the vegetables are soft. Next, add peeled and deveined crawfish tails, diced tomatoes, and Cajun seasoning. Let the mixture simmer for 10-15 minutes. Then, pour the crawfish mixture into a pie crust and top with another layer of pie crust. Bake the pie in the oven until the crust is golden brown. The light beer adds a unique depth of flavor to the crawfish filling and makes the pie even more delicious.

Beer Battered Crawfish

Finally, for a decadent and indulgent crawfish dish, try making beer battered crawfish. To make this dish, start by preparing a beer batter with flour, Cajun seasoning, and a light beer, such as our Frio Light. Dip the crawfish in the batter and deep fry them until they are crispy and golden brown. Serve the beer-battered crawfish with a side of remoulade sauce for dipping. The beer batter adds a light and crispy texture to the crawfish and makes them a perfect appetizer or snack.

Frio Light Beer: The Official Light Beer This New Crawfish Season

Frio Light Beer has a crisp, clean taste. At only 92 calories and 2.8g carbs, Frio Light is the perfect beer to pair with your crawfish dishes this season because it’s a low calorie brew and feels light on the stomach. That means you get the same great beer drinking experience while still saving room for some delicious crawfish dishes. We call that a win-win.
Whether you’re hosting a crawfish boil with friends and family, or just enjoying the warm, sunny spring days, Frio Beer comes highly-rated, in both Pilsner and Light offerings, ensuring you’ll have the perfect beer to pair in and alongside these tasty recipes. To find your nearest Frio Beer retailer learn more about us, click here.
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