- 2 soft-shell crawfish
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons crab boil seasoning
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 (4-inch) flour tortillas
- 2 teaspoons butter, melted or softened
- 4 teaspoons hoisin sauce
- 2 teaspoons toasted white sesame seeds
- 4 tablespoons chiffonade romaine lettuce
- 1 tablespoon chiffonade red cabbage
- 2 teaspoons Habanero Onion Puree, recipe follows
- 4 teaspoons Jalapeno Mayo, recipe follows
- 2 tablespoons fried rice sticks
- 2 slices avocado
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
Season each crawfish with the paprika and crab boil seasoning. Dredge each crawfish in the cornstarch, and then shake off any excess. Fry crawfish in a hot, greased skillet for only 45 seconds, so as to not overcook it.
For each taquito, lightly butter and warm the tortilla. Drizzle 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce over the entire toasted tortilla, and then sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sesame seeds. In the center of the tortilla, layer the 2 tablespoons romaine, 1/2 tablespoon red cabbage, and top with 1 teaspoon Habanero Onion Puree. Next, drizzle with 2 teaspoons Jalapeno Mayo and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon fried rice sticks. Place a slice of avocado and a crawfish on top of the mixture. Finally, drizzle the crawfish with 1 teaspoon sesame oil and garnish with a cilantro leaf. Repeat with remaining tortilla.
Habanero Onion Puree:
1 jumbo Texas yellow onion
4 red habaneros
1 cup white vinegar
Salt and white pepper
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until a fine textured puree is formed. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup minced Texas yellow onion
1/4 cup minced escabeche-style jalapeno peppers
1/4 cup minced red bell peppers
1 lime, juiced
Salt and white pepper
Blend all the ingredients together in a bowl. Adjust seasoning with the salt and pepper. Refrigerate until needed.
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