Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen
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Shrimp Etouffee
Total:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
45 min
Yield:
6 to 8 as a main course, or 10 to 12 as part of a buffet
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
45 min
Yield:
6 to 8 as a main course, or 10 to 12 as part of a buffet
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Note: To make roux, use oil instead of butter, because butter burns

Make the roux, mix oil and flour in a large heavy saucepan over low heat. Whisk flour into the oil to form a paste. Continue cooking over low heat and whisk continuously, until the mixture turns a caramel color and gives off a nutty aroma, about 15 to 20 minutes. To the roux, add the onion, green pepper, celery, and garlic and cook over low heat about 5 minutes, until the vegetables are limp. Add the black pepper, white pepper, cayenne pepper, Cajun seasoning, green onions, parsley, and hot sauce to taste. Add 1 can clam juice and the tomatoes with their juice, stir to blend. Add the salt, starting with 1 teaspoon, then add more if needed. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Add shrimp and stir. It will take about 3 minutes for shrimp to cook, don't overcook. Remove from heat. Add the butter and stir; the heat from the dish will melt the butter. Transfer the etouffee to a tureen, serving bowl, or if you prefer, over rice. Garnish with the green onions.

Consumption of raw or undercooked eggs, shellfish and meat may increase the risk of foodborne illness.

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