Shrimp Etouffee

Scott Anderson


A proper Etouffee must be cooked for hours, however this recipe has been toned down to 2 hours.

You can also play with the heat index by adding or subtracting hot sauce, but once you've added it be prepared to reap what you sowed.

★★★★★ 8 votes
30 Min
2 Hr
Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is a really great Etouffee. I thought the heat it in was perfect. It reminded me of the first time I ever ate Etouffee. I kept on going back for "one more bite." This will be perfect for your next dinner party.


3 Tbsp
peanut oil
3 Tbsp
ap flour
1 large
yellow onion, peeled and chopped
1/2 large
green bell peper, seeded and chopped
celery stalks, chopped
4 clove
garlic, peeled and chopped
3 oz
tomato paste
1 1/4 c
beef broth, reduced sodium
1 1/4 c
white wine - dry or semi dry
bay leaves
1 tsp
chopped fresh basil
1 tsp
chopped fresh thyme
2 Tbsp
hot sauce - favorite variety
1 tsp
5 stick
green onions, chopped
2 lb
p&d 31-36 shrimp
1/4 c
fresh chopped parsley
cooked white or brown rice

How to Make Shrimp Etouffee


  • 1Heat a large Dutch oven or stock pot over medium heat, then add in the oil and flour. Toast this to a peanut butter colored roux. The flour will completely incorporate into the oil and impart a wonderful nutty smell and taste after about 15 minutes. Keep a close eye and stir often, be careful not to burn the roux.
  • 2Add in the yellow onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic. Saute for about 10 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Stir in the tomato paste, followed by the beef stock and wine. Stir constantly until this mixture thickens. Add the remaining ingredients, except shrimp, parsley and rice. Simmer, covered, for another 45 minutes.
  • 3Check often to make sure the mixture does not burn. Add the shrimp and parsley and simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes, uncovered until shrimp are cooked and the seasoning are blended into the sauce.
  • 4Serve over the cooked rice.

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