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shrimp etouffee

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Vickie Sims
St. Amant, LA

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
serves 4-6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For shrimp etouffee

  • 1 lb
    shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 2 md
    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)
  • water

How To Make shrimp etouffee

  • 1
    Simmer shrimp in the shortening for approximately six minutes. Add onions and cook until the onions are tender.
  • 2
    Add 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.
  • 3
    Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Add shallots and parsley, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • 5
    Remove from heat and garnish with green onions. Serve over cooked rice.