Friday, July 30, 2010

My first attempt at Shrimp Etouffee

So a few days ago I got a wild hair and decided to cook something I have never tried before, and by tried, I mean I've never even tasted this dish.  It was fun trying a new recipe and the end result was pretty darn delicious.  I got the actual recipe off of my Iphone app called  I did add my own touches to make it a little more me.  The above picture is not mine, but it's what it should look like.  So here it goes...

Shrimp Etouffee

- 1 lb fresh shrimp, peeled and devained

-  1 teaspoon salt

- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

- 1/2 cup of butter, divided

- 1 cup minced onion

- 1 1/2 cups celery

-1 1/2 cups green bell pepper

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 cup of chicken broth

1 16 oz can diced tomatoes, drained

1/2 cup of milk

  1.   In a large bowl, combine the shrimp, salt, and pepper.  Blend well.  Cover and place in the refrigerator.

2.  In a large pot over medium heat, melt a 1/4 cup of butter and add the onions.  Saute the onions until they are translucent.

3.  Stir in celery and bell pepper.  Increase the heat to high and stir occasionally for 10 minutes.  Add  the remaining 1/4 cup of butter and bring to a boil.  Fold in the shrimp and diced tomatoes.  Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes.

4.  Mix the cornstarch and chicken broth together and slowly pour it into the pot.  Add the milk.  It should just cover the shrimp mixture.  Cook on medium heat covered until the celery is soft, about 20 minutes.  Add any additional salt, or pepper to taste.  

Usually this recipe is spicy, and the one I got originally found called for red pepper flakes.  I don't care for spicy food so I deleted this.   You can most certainly add it.  You can also double this recipe to serve more people.  This feeds about 2-3.  Serve over white rice and with the bread of your choice...and voila!  Shrimp Etouffee!  

My finished dish : )



  1. this doesn't seem as hard as i'd thought it would be....maybe i'll get some inspiration to try it! have a great weekend sweetie-pie!

  2. Yum,that looks absolutely delish!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend..xx

  3. Oh wow, this looks amazing!! I may have to try this for one of my food friday's! Your blog is so fun. I love the vibe and the music. I am off to read more!

    xo Marcie

  4. You know, I have the same allrecipes app on my iphone, but I never use it! I do use the actual website occasionally, though . . . there's a lentil soup recipe I found there that I love!

  5. That looks delicious-I am going to have to try it! Thanks for becoming a follower-I look forward to following you too!

  6. Thank you so much for stopping by and following! Your blog is stunning and I look forward to follow along! XO

  7. The great thing about recipe hunting is finding the meals that suit your taste buds and don't break the budget. This recipe was way easy and very tasty. I look forward to posting more culinary experiments...

  8. This is one dish I haven't made yet. And from the looks of it I'm missing out. Delicious!

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