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1 hr 5 mins
Our family Shrimp Etouffee recipe. Adapted from many different recipes to suit our own tastes. This one is spicy and delicious, a dark Etoufee, not a pale imitation!
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- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
- 2 -3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup dark beer
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 4 -5 dashes Tabasco sauce
- 3 cups hot cooked rice
- 1Melt butter in large cast iron skillet.
- 2The cast iron is very important as this is what helps develop the very dark color of the roux.
- 3Blend in flour and stir over medium heat, until the roux is dark brown.
- 4Be patient, this will take at least 20 minutes and should be the consistency of dark rich peanut butter.
- 5This is the key to good etouffee.
- 6Don't be tempted to turn up the heat, just keep stirring!
- 7Add onion, celery, green peppers and garlic; cook until tender crisp, 2 to 3 minutes.
- 8Add all spices except parsley and cook another 5-10 minutes.
- 9Stir in shrimp, beer and broth and simmer 15 minutes.
- 10Add fresh parsley and simmer five more minutes.
- 11Serve etouffee over hot cooked rice.
- 12Serve with icy cold beer and very crusty French bread.
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Nutritional Facts for Shrimp Etouffee
Serving Size: 1 (339 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 308.6
- Calories from Fat 82
- Total Fat 9.2 g
- Saturated Fat 5.1 g
- Cholesterol 115.8 mg
- Sodium 1089.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 38.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
- Sugars 2.5 g
- Protein 15.4 g