I made this last night and it was so good!! I have made it in the past, but as with most recipes, I forgot about it. It worked out perfect because I had tons of frozen peppers from the summer and a bag of onions I wanted to use up. If you want to keep the recipe a little more frugal, just add more veggies and less shrimp. Also, I don't see why you couldn't add a little cooked chicken. I guess that would take the "shrimp" out of "shrimp etoufee", but who cares. Also, I know it seems like a lot of ingredients, but many of these things are items that I already have on hand.
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 stick butter **you could just use one stick of butter and omit the oil**
1/2 cup flour
2 cups onions, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup bell pepper, chopped **I used green**
1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp white pepper
2 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 cup water
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 tbsp dry white wine or sherry **You could put in a little lemon instead**
1 1/2 lbs shrimp
green onion for garnish
hot sauce to taste
4 cups cooked rice **I used brown**
In a large pot or dutch oven, melt the butter in with the olive oil over medium heat. Once melted, add in the flour. This part is called making a roux. Stir the flour frequently until it is the color of peanut butter. This will take 5-10 minutes depending on your heat and pot.
Add in onions, celery, peppers, black pepper, white pepper, salt, and cajun seasoning. Cook about 5 minutes until soft. Add in garlic and cook about one minute. Add in the water, tomatoes, and wine. Let cook over low heat, stir
ring frequently, for about 5 minutes. Add in shrimp and cook until they turn pink. This will be very quick.
Spoon the mixture over rice and garnish with the green onions and hot sauce.
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