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Shrimp Etouffee
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

My easy to make Shrimp Etouffee is perfect for that special date night or to make any night a special occasion!

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 555 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 pound shrimp shelled and deveined
  • 1/2 lemon sliced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper diced
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 14 ounce can diced tomato
  • 1 tablespoon Creole or Cajun seasoning your favorite blend and adjust to your tastes
  • hot sauce to taste
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup green onions sliced for garnish
  • tablespoon Italian parsley chopped for garnish
  1. Add the shrimp shells and scraps of onion and celery to a small sauce pot with a little olive oil to saute and cook for a few minutes
  2. then add the sliced lemon and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes
  3. Strain the solids from the broth and set aside.
  1. Melt the butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat, cook until it starts to brown sprinkle in the flour while mixing and simmer until it turns a dark brown, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Add the onion, celery and peppers to the roux and cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and thyme and cook for a minute.
  4. Whisk in the broth
  5. add the tomatoes and seasoning reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Season with hot sauce and sea salt to taste.
  1. mix some of your seasoning (or paprika if you don't want heat) and chopped parsely with your towel dried shrimp
  2. get a saute pan hot , add a little oil to the pan and add the shrimp
  3. Saute the shrimp quickly and cook until just done so they stay moist and tender. You want to get color into the shrimp so its okay if they seasoning burns a little.
  4. Place white rice in center of bowl, add Etouffee around rice, place cooked shrimp on top
  5. Garnish with parsley and green onions
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Etouffee
Amount Per Serving
Calories 555 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 631mg 210%
Sodium 2851mg 119%
Potassium 689mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 51g 102%
Vitamin A 43%
Vitamin C 104.1%
Calcium 39.8%
Iron 37.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.