Spicy Cheese Etouffee

Spicy Cheese Etouffee Recipe

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Heather Stephan

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@soupgoddess

The first time I made this, the Colts were playing the Saints in the Superbowl. The Colts lost and I blame this meal for it- it has mojo!
Can be made with crawfish, shrimp or chicken. I've tried all three, and they're equally great!
Also, I found that velveeta works pretty well in place of cheddar, and produces a thicker finished product.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
6-8 or maybe just 2 :)
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
2 Hr

Ingredients

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1 stick
butter, unsalted
1/2 c
flour
1 c
green onions, chopped, set some aside for garnish
1 c
celery, diced
1 c
red bell peppers, diced
1 c
onions, diced
2 tsp
minced garlic
1 can(s)
petite diced tomatoes with green chiles
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1 Tbsp
tomato paste
1 tsp
dried basil
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/4 tsp
white pepper
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper
3 c
chicken stock
3 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
8 oz
heavy cream
1 tsp
chili powder
1 pinch
ground coriander
1 pinch
ground cumin
1 pinch
ground clove
1 dash(es)
worcestershire sauce
1 dash(es)
your favorite hot sauce
1 lb
cooked crawfish, chicken or shrimp
dry sherry, to garnish (optional)
cooked white rice

How to Make Spicy Cheese Etouffee

Step-by-Step

  • 1Make a roux by heating the butter in a heavy pot over medium heat and then blending in the flour, consistently stirring and scraping the bottom of the skillet. Cook until the roux is a golden color.
  • 2Add the green onions, celery, bell peppers, onions, garlic and tomatoes and cook until the onions have browned.
  • 3Add the thyme, tomato paste, basil and peppers (black, white, cayenne).
  • 4Add the stock, bring to a boil and simmer until the mixture becomes thick.
  • 5Add the cheese, cream, chili powder, coriander, cumin, cloves, Worcestershire and hot sauce and stir until the cheese and cream are blended in well.
  • 6Gently stir in the crawfish, shrimp, and/or chicken and serve over fluffy white rice. Garnish with chopped green onions and drizzle with dry sherry.
  • 7Hopefully you generously ladled too much sauce over rice and you need something to sop up all that awesome from the plate! Here is my suggestion: heat up a skillet and toast some thick french bread with a little olive oil and your choice of seasoned salt or cajun salt. tasty switch from garlic bread!!

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