Shrimp Etouffee

Vickie Sims


One of my family's favorite...a true Cajun classic recipe. To change it up a bit, crawfish can be used instead of shrimp.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


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1 lb
shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 Tbsp
tomato paste
2 medium
onions, chopped
1/2 c
4 Tbsp
1/4 c
shallots, minced
1/2 c
parsley, chopped
2 Tbsp
green onions, chopped
seasonings to taste (salt, black pepper, garlic powder and hot sauce)

How to Make Shrimp Etouffee


  • 1Simmer shrimp in the shortening for approximately six minutes. Add onions and cook until the onions are tender.
  • 2Add flour (mixing well) and cook until brown. Add tomato paste and enough water to cover the shrimp. Season with salt, black pepper, garlic powder and hot sauce to taste.
  • 3Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • 4Add shallots and parsley, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • 5Remove from heat and garnish with green onions. Serve over cooked rice.

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About Shrimp Etouffee

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole

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