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Crawfish Etouffee

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Will be in the city for only one night and would love to find a place that serves classic Crawfish Etouffee. Better yet if it is in the Uptown/Garden District area. Please give me your suggestions.

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  1. Bon Ton would be my suggestion but they are in CBD and closed on weekends.

    1. I didn't care for Bon Ton's etouffee but I did like Galatoire's. Bon Ton's is known for their etouffee but it tasted like shrimp sauteed in unsalted butter with no seasoning and served on rice. My etouffee has to have a thick gravy and some taste!

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      1. re: texasredtop

        Every restaurant in the world (literally) uses only unsalted butter. Salted butter is for home cooks who don't know how to season. As for their final seasoning, that's on them.

        1. re: rabeezbabee

          I always have lots of unsalted butter on hand for cooking but my food gets seasoned. With no seasoning, yuck. Try and saute up some unseasoned shrimp in unsalted butter and serve on white rice and see it you want a second bite. And I'm not sure what they used, that is what it tasted like to me. Could have been some kind of oil. I didn't go back for a second bite.