Cajun Shrimp Etouffee

Michelle Hickey

By
@Chellenay69

"Cajun" is the name given to French Acadians who settled in Louisiana after being exiled from Canada. My grandparents were cajun and even today you can still hear French spoken in their hometowns almost as frequently as you hear English.


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Serves:

5-6

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

3 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3 lb
shrimp - peeled and cleaned
1 stick
butter
1
large onion
1 c
celery
1/2 c
bell pepper
2
bunches green onions
1
clove of garlic
1/2 c
fresh parsley - chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Saute onions, garlic and bell peppers in butter until wilted.
2
Add shrimp and chicken broth. Simmer for 30 minutes, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Add a tablespoon of roux at a time to achieve desired thickness.
3
Cook 20 minutes after adding roux. Serve over hot rice.
4
Roux - Take 1 cup flour and 1/2 cup oil. Mix and brown (stirring constantly) in a heavy pot until the color of light chocolate.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Hashtag: #shrimp