Etouffee

Submitted by:
Cajun Creole

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 4

Preparation time:
Cooking time:

Ingredients

2 pounds shrimp
1 cup oil
3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup garlic, mashed and finely minced
2/3 cup chopped green peppers
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 can chicken broth
3 cup water
2 chicken flavored bouillon cubes
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon paprika

Method

In a large skillet, make roux by stirring oil and flour over medium heat. When roux reaches peanut butter color, add chopped onions, celery, garlic and green peppers and sauté for 5 minutes.

In another skillet (small) melt butter and add tomato paste. Sauté paste in butter until smooth and thick, about 5 minutes, and then mix with roux. Pour in broth, water with melted bouillon cubes and balance of seasonings. Cook for 30 minutes.

Add shrimp 5 minutes before serving.

Serve with rice.

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