Shrimp Etouffee Tutorial

Shrimp Etouffee- a quick 15-minute dinner.

The recipe I was handed down by my mother. It's very easy and delicious!


1lb shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails off.
8oz can tomato sauce
8oz water
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1 large clove of garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon creole seasoning (maximum amount needed for seasoning etouffee)
2 tablespoons butter
Oil for saute pan
Cooked white rice for serving.

Step 1:
Add about 1 tablespoon of oil to a large sautee pan, set to medium heat.

Step 2: 

Add the chopped onions and garlic and green onions to the pan and sautee for a few minutes until soft.

Step 3:

Add the can of tomato sauce. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.

Step 4:

Mix the tablespoon of flour into the 8oz of water, whisk until no longer lumpy.

Step 5:

 Add the flour/water mixture to the pan.

Step 6:

Bring to a simmer.

Step 7: 

Add shrimp.

Step 8:

Add the creole seasoning. Start with half a tablespoon at first as an entire tablespoon may be TOO spicy for some. Cook over medium heat until shrimp are no longer pink (5-8 minutes).

Step 9:

Once the shrimp are cooked completely, turn off the stove burner, and stir in the 2 tablespoons of butter, allow to cool slightly.

Step 10:

Serve over white rice.


Lauren said…
I made this recipe last week and loved it! Not only was it easy to follow, the step
by step pictures were a great touch!!! I look forward to more recipes!

Laura said…
Looks delicious! I definitely want to give this a shot. Looking forward to your blog!! By the way, I made a few suggestions on WTE :-)
Rachel said…
I have never cooked with shrimp before, so this might be a dumb question! Is the shrimp frozen or thawed?

The shrimp is thawed in this recipe. And it wasn't a dumb question! =)
Court said…
I'm SO going to try this :) Thanks Amanda!
Shell said…
I tried this tonight. It was Fantastic!!!!! Along with the garlic parmesan pull apart bread. Great meal!
Terrilynn said…
this dish would cost around $18 at a nice restaurant and you would only receive 5-6 shrimp. this recipe is so simply, tastes great and you have left overs!
Anonymous said…
While I love the shrimp, we aren't big on creole seasonings. Is there anything else you think we could substitute for this?
Melissa Leech said…
Super delish!!! Thank you for sharing your families recipe :)

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