Creole Shrimp Étouffée Recipe

Creole Shrimp Étouffée Recipe

How To Make Creole Shrimp Étouffée

A Louisiana classic, this shrimp etouffée is a seafood stew with bell peppers, celery, and tomatoes served over some steamed rice.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • 2lbsshrimp,(medium to large)
  • ¼cupbutter
  • ¼cupall purpose flour
  • ½cupyellow onion,diced
  • 1celery stalk,diced
  • 1green bell pepper,seeds and membranes removed, diced
  • 3clovesgarlic,minced
  • cupchicken broth
  • ½cupclam juice
  • 1tbspcajun seasoning
  • 1tbspworcestershire sauce
  • 1tbsphot sauce
  • 15ozcrushed tomatoes,(1 can)
  • 1tspsalt
  • 2cupswhite rice,cooked


  1. Prepare the shrimp by peeling, deveining, and removing the tails. Place the shrimp in a medium size bowl, cover and store in refrigerator.

  2. Melt butter in a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Sprinkle with flour and stir to combine.

  3. Cook this roux over medium heat for 12 to 15 minutes until the roux is a golden brown color. Stir constantly while cooking to prevent burning.

  4. Add in the onion, celery and bell pepper. Stir to coat in the roux. Continue to cook another 5 minutes or until the veggies have softened. Add in the garlic and stir.

  5. Pour in the broth and clam juice, stir to combine. Then add in the additional seasonings, worcestershire sauce and hot sauce.

  6. Stir in the tomatoes. Let this come to a simmer, cooking for 8 to 10 minutes.

  7. Add the shrimp to the broth, cover and let cook for 10 minutes.

  8. Serve the shrimp etouffee over cooked white rice. Garnish with fresh parsley or sliced green onion if desired.


  • Calories: 371.04kcal
  • Fat: 8.01g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.22g
  • Trans Fat: 0.25g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.08g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.83g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.09g
  • Fiber: 1.70g
  • Sugar: 4.16g
  • Protein: 22.47g
  • Cholesterol: 159.48mg
  • Sodium: 973.20mg
  • Calcium: 103.02mg
  • Potassium: 459.79mg
  • Iron: 2.69mg
  • Vitamin A: 120.74µg
  • Vitamin C: 19.57mg
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