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Cajun Crawfish Pasta Recipe

Spice it up with this Cajun-inspired pasta recipe featuring freshwater crawfish

Cajun Crawfish Pasta Recipe

Fried sausage, sundried tomatoes and tricolor pasta lend color and zip. Don't like "mud bugs?" Try shrimp or spiny lobster! 

In Cajun country, Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, is a celebration to mark the end of holiday high-living and the beginning of Lent and 40 days of fasting before Easter. This year, Mardi Gras falls on February 21 and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a meal of pasta, laden with Cajun delights like Andouille sausage, crawfish tails and sun-dried tomatoes.

Where you live may impact the availability of crawfish. In Louisiana, crawfish season begins in late February and live “bugs” can be found as far east as the Florida Panhandle. However, don’t despair and don’t worry about shucking your own crawfish. Frozen crawfish tails can be found...

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