Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

My very favorite New Orleans style dish. When you think about it, this is basically just Shrimp Creole but without the tomatoes, which I honestly prefer. Give this one a try! (I add about a full teaspoon of cayenne because I like it extra spicy)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large frying pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat until almost smoking. Add the flour and whisk until it's the color of peanut butter, about 3 minutes. Whisk in the broth and continue whisking until the sauce starts to thicken, about 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in the bell pepper, celery, onions, bay leaf, salt, cayenne, black pepper, and thyme. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook over low heat until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Add the shrimp and the scallions and simmer until the shrimp are just done, about 3 minutes. Serve the etouffee over rice.