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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  • Incredible!
    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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  • Very Good
    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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