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Recipe

Shrimp Etouffee

  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Shrimp Etouffee

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) butter
  • 4 cups chopped onions
  • 2 cups chopped bell peppers
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions

Directions

  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, bell peppers, and celery and saute until soft and golden, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add the shrimp, salt, and cayenne and cook for about 4 minutes, or until the shrimp turn pink.
  • Dissolve the flour in the water and add to the shrimp mixture. Stir until the mixture thickens slightly. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the parsley and green onions. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes more.
  • Serve immediately.