Emeril's Shrimp Etouffee

Recipe by Bonnie G 2
READY IN: 1hr 55mins
YIELD: 3 quarts




  • in 3.5 quart dutch oven (or heavy pan) set over medium heat, melt butter, Once butter melted, add flour to pot and stir continuously to make a roux, Stir roux over medium heat until it becomes the color of peanut butter, about 5 minutes.
  • Add onions, peppers, celery and garlic to roux, cook stirring often for about 10 minutes.
  • Pour tomatoes into pot and season with bay leaves, salt and 1 tablespoon of Emeril's Original Essence (I used the recipe on Zaar), Cook tomatoes for 2-3 minutes and then add stock, Use a whisk to briskly incorporate the stock into the roux, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, Cook the etouffee stirring occasionally for 45 minutes.
  • Peel and devein the shrimp - I left tails on. Season the shrimp with the remaining tablespoon of Emeril's Original Essence and add to the pot, stirring to evenly distribute shrimp, Cook the shrimp for 5-7 minutes, or until shrimp are cooked through, Add chopped parsley to pot and stir to combine, Serve etouffee with steamed white rice, Garnish with green onion tops.