Truffled Crawfish Boil Gnocchi



  • gallon water
  • 1/2 Cup  Creole seasoning, plus more to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons  butter
  • 2 Tablespoons  minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons  minced shallots
  • 1/4 Cup  diced Andouille sausage
  • 1/4 Cup  diced sweet potato
  • 1/4 Cup  corn, cut off the cob
  • 1/4 Cup  tomato, dried
  • 1/4 Cup  diced mushrooms
  • 1/4 Cup  diced onion
  • 1 Pound  fresh Louisiana crawfish tails
  • 1 Pound  gnocchi
  • 1/4 Cup  Brandy
  • 2 Cups  heavy cream
  • 1/2 Cup  sliced green onion, white parts removed
  • 1 Tablespoon  chopped thyme
  • 2 Teaspoons  truffle oil

A crawfish boil is a New Orlean's specialty, which is why chef Tony McPhail of the famed Commander's Palace chose to create a recipe for it for Taste of the NFL's event in New Orleans. 


Place a large sauce pan with the water over high heat and bring to a boil with the Creole seasoning. 

On another burner, preheat a medium sauce pot over medium-high heat. Add the butter, garlic, and shallots and toast until golden brown while stirring continuously. Add the Andouille and cook for 20 more seconds. Add the remaining vegetables and cook for 2-4 minutes. Add the crawfish and gnocchi and continue to cook for 2 more minutes or until hot and steaming. Remove the pan from the heat, deglaze with the brandy and return to the heat to flambé. When the flame subsides, pour in the heavy cream, bring to a simmer, and reduce the cream until a sauce consistency is reached. Finally, adjust the seasoning as necessary and add the green onions, fresh thyme, and truffle oil. Ladle the crawfish stew into warm appetizer bowls and enjoy with a full-flavored chardonnay.


Calories per serving:

543 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 223g 343%
  • Carbs 408g 136%
  • Saturated 128g 641%
  • Fiber 25g 99%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 36g
  • Monounsaturated 65g
  • Polyunsaturated 15g
  • Protein 151g 302%
  • Cholesterol 1,230mg 410%
  • Sodium 682mg 28%
  • Calcium 1,121mg 112%
  • Magnesium 571mg 143%
  • Potassium 3,751mg 107%
  • Iron 25mg 138%
  • Zinc 16mg 107%
  • Phosphorus 2,533mg 362%
  • Vitamin A 2,569µg 285%
  • Vitamin C 49mg 82%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 76%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 73%
  • Niacin (B3) 21mg 106%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 112%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 410µg 102%
  • Vitamin B12 10µg 166%
  • Vitamin D 4µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 22mg 110%
  • Vitamin K 474µg 592%
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