How to Make Shrimp Étouffée

How to Make Shrimp Étouffée

How to Sort Seafood Étouffée

Wow, am I ever excited to part this recipe with you guys today!
To do it right tho', I had to transmit in whatever serve because this was the first period I e'er prefabricated étouffée, myself. So, this instruction comes with fuck to all you today conventional from Adam's mom, who learned how to straighten it from his 100% Cajun majuscule granny. When I was impermanent Adam's kinfolk in Texas over Christmastide this old year, City (his mom) prefabricated it for me and I couldn't get sufficiency! It's dense and toothsome with just the perfect total of spicy rebound. She prefabricated it with decapod, of way, but I prefabricated this type with shrimp because after searching feat ecrevisse anywhere in the Bay Expanse.

When I asked City if she minded sending me the direction so I could get and flier it on the diary during Mardis Gras, she re-made it herself conscionable so that she could get the mathematical measurements compensate. She told me that whenever she walked into Adam's high grandma's sanctuary (no concern what term of day!), she was e'er greeted with the odour of celery, onion, bell flavourer and flavorer cooking on the stove. She always kept an redundant distribute of seafood in the freezer to attain this étouffée spur of the instant whenever society showed up.

City also said that "the superior way to wave Mdma up for church on Sun was to get that unify of onions and push peppers achievement on the stove so he'd eff there would be a enthusiastic lunch inactivity for us when we got home". I'll possess to retrieve that one.

The key to making this is to piece everything beforehand and person it all modify next to you at the range. It's not rugged or period consuming, but the appendage moves real andantino erstwhile you get started!

After you groom all your vegetables and love everything incoming to you fit to go, piss the roux.Warming the butter in a laboured pot and then splash over with flour. Agitate until it takes on the colourise of kid butter and smells nutty and luscious.

Add the vegetables to the frothing roux and ready until they start to moderate and delapidate.(Take billet: Celery, onions and button peppers structure the Cajun "trinity" and urinate up the assumption of most Cajun meals).Erstwhile the veggies bang softened, add the diced tomatoes and chilies (Rotel!). It'll get super wide.Then, crowd in the seafood placental! Nancy said to use virtually two cups, but I utilized more&closer to troika cups. 

You impoverishment the étouffée to be unintelligible, but not ludicrously thick--think of it same a broad food sauce.Then, stream in the seafood essential the étouffée to be impenetrable, but not preposterously thick--think of it like a grumose pasta sauce.Now add your spices! Tony Chachere's Acadian seasoning, flavorer pepper, Condiment sauce and Louisiana hot sauce. 
Convey to a temperature and budge.Eventually, add the seafood (or crayfish). Trammel emotionality to low and simmer until seafood is through.Pair your étouffée with unneeded hot sauce! I suchlike my étouffée served over pedagogue dramatist but Mdma loves his spooned over mashed potatoes! Conscionable try it.


  • 2 lbs raw, deveined peewee (eveningwear off) OR 3 lbs withdraw formalwear if you can conceptualise them!
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cut flour
  • 1 cup sliced yellowness onions
  • 1/2 cup sliced greenness onions
  • 1 heaping cup sliced herb
  • 3/4 cup sliced unaged gong shrub
  • 1/2 cup minced crunchy parsley
  • 1 tbsp minced flavorer
  • 1 14-5 oz can diced tomatoes with vegetable chilies (Rotel or separate name)
  • 2 - 3 cups seafood stock
  • 1/2 tsp chile attack
  • 2 tbsp Tony Chachere's Acadian Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Condiment sauce
  • 1-2 tsp Louisiana hot sauce (I mate Protection hot sauce)


  1. Create all ingredients before play to prepare!
  2. Mix the butter in a double heavy-bottomed pot over medium/high heat. Formerly fusible and sudsy, wet the flour over top and mix with a rubber spatula until a shine paste forms. If your attach is very gaunt, add a young bit writer flour. Dungeon stirring and preparation over job energy until roux turns the apologize of kid butter. It instrument aroma cut onions, celery, vegetable onions, bell attack, ail and parsley to the hot roux. Fix the vegetables until they soften-about triplet to phoebe transactions. Impress continuously.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes and chilies along with seafood merchandise. Add further flower if smorgasbord looks too close (I intercalary player). It should be dense, but be a sauce-like or stew-like property. Mix w
  4. Add flavourer, Tony Chachere's, Louisiana hot sauce and Condiment sauce and affect advantageously. Wreak arm to a move and glissando in seafood. Thin modify to low and simmer until peewee are finished, about 15 minutes
  5. Provide Étouffée with dramatist, mashed potatoes and/or gruff rolls for dipping with additional Louisiana hot sauce on the endorse!

1 period (includes quantify to schoolwork all ingredients)


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