Shrimp Etouffee Recipe

Shrimp EtouffeeHome Cooked Shrimp Etouffee

This shrimp etouffee recipe uses ingredients common to many of Louisiana's favorite cajun and creole recipes. The combination of steamed rice, shrimp, onion, celery, bell pepper, parsley, garlic, and red pepper flakes are slowly smothered together producing a uniquely flavored and awesome dish.

Cook this up for some really good eating. I have to tell you that I can only make this recipe when I'm expecting a lot of dinner guest. 

Why? Because this taste so delicious that I would try to eat it all by myself. 

So to keep me from overeating I will only prepare this etouffee dish when I'm expecting plenty of dinner guest.  That way I won't hurt myself eating too much.

Shrimp Etouffee Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds medium uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 tablespoons, butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell peppers, finely chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • steamed rice

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Peel and devein 3 pounds of medium-large shrimp and set aside.
  2. Heat a saucepan with tight fitting lid over medium-high heat. Melt butter then stir in flour. Cook, stirring constantly until butter and flour mixture is a rich brown color. Remove from heat source.
  3. In a separate saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir onions, celery, bell peppers and garlic until tender, about 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer cooked vegetables to saucepan containing flour mixture. Mix well.
  4. Next add parsley, red pepper, shrimp and water to the saucepan with tight fitting lid. Mix well then cover with lid and simmer or cook mixture slowly over low heat for 20-30 minutes.

Serve your shrimp etouffee over hot steamed rice with garlic bread and green salad.

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