Shrimp Etouffee


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 185.2
  • Total Fat: 12.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 124.8 mg
  • Sodium: 465.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 13.2 g

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A traditional cajun recipe. A traditional cajun recipe.
Number of Servings: 8


    1 stick of butter (can use margarine)
    3 ribs celery, chopped
    1 large white onion, chopped
    1 bell pepper, chopped
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    3 Tbsp flour (can use wheat flour)
    2 lbs shrimp (crawfish tails make a great substitute)
    1 1/2 cups water
    2 Tblsp tomato paste (no more than this)
    1 Tbsp lemon juice
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
    1/2 tsp basil
    1/2 tsp thyme
    1/4 tsp chili pepper
    1/4 tsp ground cloves
    2 Tbspmiinced parsley


Melt butter in a large skillet. Add celery, onion, bell pepper and garlic. Saute on medium heat until vegetables are soft. Stir in flour. Add shrimp, water, tomato paste, lemon juice and all seasonings (it's easiest to pre-measure all seasonings into 1 bowl and then empty into skillet when time). Cook 15 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Cover and simmer another 15 minutes. Add parsley. Stir, cover and remove form heat. Serve over hot rice (I use brown rice instead of white).

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DIXIEHEARTLESS.


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  • This sounds good, but the nutrition isn't correct. The shrimp alone is off by 50 calories per serving...(2 lbs shrimp @ 8 servings isn't 2 oz which is what is in the nutrition info). I may make it for 4 servings using 1/2 lb. shrimp to try, which will be closer to the published nutrition / serving - 3/1/14

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  • sounds good
    - 7/17/11

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  • I never thought I cared for Etouffee,but this is now my go to recipe. I abosolutely love the taste of all the ingredients mixed together in this recipe. It just has fantastic taste & very very good!!! Just try it, you won't be disappointed. - 5/8/11

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  • Incredible!
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    this was pretty amazing. Good flavor, not difficult to make. My only problem with it is that there's no way that it's 185 calories. There's a T of butter in each serving, that's 180 calories right there. It's very rich. Next time I make it, I'll use 1/2 the butter and go from there. - 10/25/10

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  • I enjoyed it, but will probably need to cut the recipe in half, it's just too much food. - 8/10/10

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  • Very good, thanks for sharing this. - 8/12/09

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  • This was fantastic. I did use the whole wheat flour and I omitted the clove as it sounded too unusual, but after reading the comments, I might try it next time. This is definitely one of the best new recipes I have had. - 4/2/09

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  • This was amazing! I looked up so many recipes for this but am so glad I tried this one. My husband and I both loved it! - 9/29/08

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  • Very flavorful and easy. Amazed at the calories per serving - 9/7/08

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  • This is SO awesome. I was shocked to see that one serving was only 185 calories. I wasn't sure at first if I liked having clove in it, but it's so subtle, it doesn't overpower the dish at all. Thank you for sharing! - 8/28/08

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  • Delicious and easy! My husband loved it also. I made the brown rice to go with it. Thank you for sharing your recipe. - 2/26/08

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