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6 etouffee street tacos with a row of corn tortillas on a wooden cutting board
Etouffee Street Tacos
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Let the good times roll along with the deliciousness!  Celebrate flavor with my New Orleans inspired Etouffee Street Tacos and my Easy Red Beans and Rice!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 321 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 pound shrimp (shelled and deveined)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper diced
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 8 ounces diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (choose your favorite blend and adjust to your tastes)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika or regular paprika
  • hot sauce to taste
  • sea salt to taste
  • green onions sliced for garnish
Quick Red Beans and Rice Dip
  • 15 ounce red beans canned, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 4 ounces andouille sausage diced
  • 1/2 cup onions diced
  • 1/2 cup bell peppers diced
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • hot sauce optional
  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, cook until it starts to brown and sprinkle in the flour while mixing and simmer until it turns a dark brown.  About 10-15 minutes.

  2. Add the andouille sausage, 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 parsley with your towel dried shrimp

  2. Get a sauté pan hot, add a little oil to the pan. Then add the shrimp.

  3. Sauté 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.

Quick Red Beans and Rice
  1. Over medium-high heat sauté onions, celery, peppers and garlic in olive oil for 2-3 minutes.  Add seasonings and turn to low heat and continue to sauté for 2 more minutes.  

  2. Add cooked rice, beans and seasonings. Mix well.   Add water or chicken stock if necessary to keep the mixture from sticking to the pan. 


  3. If you'd like it a little hotter add hot sauce at this time.

Nutrition Facts
Etouffee Street Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 443mg148%
Sodium 1486mg62%
Potassium 413mg12%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 725IU15%
Vitamin C 21.9mg27%
Calcium 339mg34%
Iron 8.5mg47%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.