CHICAGO — Darnell Reed, the chef and owner of Luella’s Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square, joined WGN Weekend Morning News for Sunday Brunch.

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Recipe for Crawfish Monica


1 tablespoon soybean oil 

1 tablespoon chopped garlic 

1 tablespoon chopped shallots 

1 cups white wine 

1 cup heavy cream 

1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning 

1/2 cup crawfish tail meat  

7 ounces blanched Vesuvio pasta  

2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese 

Salt and Pepper taste 

1 tablespoon chopped parsley  


Sauté over medium heat the garlic and shallots in soybean oil until toasty. 

Add the white wine and reduce by 3/4. 

Add the heavy cream and creole seasoning and reduce that by 1/2  

Add the crawfish and cook until heated through. 

Add the pasta and toss until well combined and heated through. 

Fold in Parmesan and fresh parsley  

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