Crawfish Monica Recipe

Crawfish Monica. This is a dish I remember my dad making for me and my brothers. I remembered it was a dish I wanted for my B-Day sleepover that my friends raved about. It is a dish that is well-known in New Orleans and a favorite at Jazz Fest. Just how this dish is a favorite of mine, I’m sure it will become a favorite of yours. Quick and simple to prepare. And no, you do not need to use zucchini noodles, pasta is traditional, but they were pretty tasty with this healthier version.

I love Crawfish Monica and I know some can be pretty impartial to crawfish, but I find crawfish to have a lot of flavor.

Crawfish, tomato, cream, butter, pasta, and some seasoning. No, problems here for me!

That is all it needs. Full of flavor, light, a little cheese on top at the end, and bam! You have a great dish.

Shrimp can easily be substituted but take advantage of the crawfish season which is fairly short and if not enough rain prior to the season, small mud-bugs will make it a rather bad season. The more rain, the bigger they are.

I hope y’all enjoy this dish as much as I do. What do you like to do with leftover crawfish tails from a boil?

Crawfish Monica Recipe


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup crawfish tails
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons creole seasoning
  • 1 14.5 ounce e can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 package zucchini noodles
  • 1 cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Once melted, add the crawfish tails and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the garlic and creole seasoning and saute for another 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, heavy cream, salt, and cayenne pepper. Cook for 5-6 minutes.
  3. While the sauce is cooking, in a skillet over medium heat, add  1 cup of water and then the zucchini noodles, cook until heated through. ( You want the noodles to be al dente)
  4. Toss or spoon some of the crawfish sauce over the noodles and garnish with green onions and parmesan cheese.

Pasta can be substituted for the zucchini noodles.