Recipe: Crawfish Bisque

Published: May. 3, 2023 at 12:57 PM CDT
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Recipe courtesy Cheryl’s Cafe


  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 lg onion, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 12 cups unsalted chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 and 1/2 cups cornstarch
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 lbs crawfish tails


Over medium-high heat

Sauté onion and celery in butter until soft and translucent. 5-7 minutes

Stir in garlic and Cajun seasoning, cook 30 seconds.

Add broth and bring to a boil

Add crawfish and simmer 2 minutes

In a separate bowl Combine cornstarch and heavy cream, whisk until smooth.

Add cream mixture to pot and stir until thickened.

Makes 20 cups.


Cheryl’s Cafe, family owned and run since 1998, by mother and son team, Cheryl and Mitch.

Open for lunch Monday - Friday, 11a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Sandwiches, salads, daily specials, and homemade desserts, including banana pudding and dream pie.

Located in the Walgreens shopping center, 6580 Spanish Fort Blvd, Spanish Fort, Alabama

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