Shrimp Etouffee

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Shrimp Etouffee is made with a rich and roux, the perfect amount of spices and served over rice. You will think you are on Bourbon Street once you take a bite! 

Shrimp Etoufee in a bowl with rice and bread

Happy Fat Tuesday! I am dreaming of sipping on a Hurricane and eating a king cake right now. New Orleans has the best food! One of my favorite places in this food lovin city is the Gumbo Shop. It is a must eat place if you have the opportunity to visit. You can’t go wrong ordering the shrimp etouffee, it is everything!

raw shrimp, butter, diced pepper and onion

Be sure to cook the flour/butter mixture, better known as the roux, until it is nice and brown, kinda like peanut butter.

Browned butter in a saucepan

I love to eat this etouffee with some crusty bread. Just scoop a little of the rice and etouffee right on top of the bread. So good, so good.

Bowl of shrimp etouffee with rice and a piece of bread with spoon

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Shrimp Etouffee

By Heather
Shrimp Etouffee- Shrimp in a delicious roux and spiced to perfection. You will love this easy and flavorful recipe. Serve over rice and crusty bread.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 6 chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow pepper
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 lbs peeled deveined, chopped shrimp
  • 3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot sauce to taste
  • White or brown rice


  • Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat, stir in flour.
  • Stir constantly until it becomes rich dark brown.
  • Add vegetables and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in water and seasonings.
  • Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes or until starts to thicken.
  • Add in shrimp for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve over rice.


I would recommend serving with some crusty bread.


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 636mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3100IU | Vitamin C: 55.2mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
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