Cajun Twists

Crawfish Calzone

Yield 1 large calzone
3 ratings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 medium white onion, diced

½ green bell pepper, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 pound Louisiana crawfish tails, rinsed

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 pint half-and-half

3 tablespoons Creole seasoning

1 cup mozzarella and provolone cheese, shredded

½ cup parmesan cheese, grated

3 tablespoons green onions, chopped

Prepared Pizza Dough recipe

Directions

Heat the oven to 500° Fahrenheit.

Heat the canola oil in a pan over medium-high heat, and sauté the onion and bell pepper in it until the onion is translucent.

Add the garlic and crawfish tails, and cook for an additional 3 minutes.

Add the flour to the pan and cook for 2 minutes, scraping the bottom of the pan with your spoon to remove any flour that might have stuck to the pan.

Add the half-and-half and Creole seasoning; reduce the heat to medium and stir.

Chill the mixture, then add the cheese and green onions.

Set aside until you are ready to fill the calzone.

Lightly flour your work surface, and stretch the dough to a 12-inch circle.

Spoon the chilled crawfish mixture onto one side of the dough, leaving a ½-inch border all around edge.

Brush the edge of the dough with water and fold the dough in half. Pinch the edges to seal the dough. (Use a pizza cutter to trim the very edge of the dough to get a perfect seal.)

Transfer the calzone to a baking sheet, and brush it with olive oil.

Bake until the crust is golden brown and firm, around 15 to 20 minutes. Let it rest for about 5 minutes before serving.