Shrimp Etouffee Recipe

Shrimp Etouffee Recipe


30 Minutes







Making this recipe


4 tbsp plain flour

6 tbsp vegetable oil

1 handful chopped celery

1 green bell pepper, diced

1 spring onion, sliced

½ onion, diced

4 garlic cloves, sliced

500ml shrimp or vegetable stock

1 tbsp Cajun Spice Blend

1 tbsp Smoked Paprika

2 tsp File Powder

½ tsp salt

1kg shrimp, de-shelled and deveined

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Let us share with you how to make this Shrimp Etouffee recipe. A Cajun / Creole classic!

Step 1:

In a saucepan, heat the oil over a medium heat for 1-2 minutes. When the oil is hot, add the flour and stir occasionally, letting it cook for 6-7 minutes until brown.

Step 2:

Add the celery, bell pepper and onion and cook for 5 minutes. 

Step 3:

Add the garlic and cook for a further 1 minute. 

Step 4:

Add the stock little by little, stirring constantly to get rid of any lumps.

Step 5:

Once all the stock has been added, stir in the Cajun seasoning, paprika and File Powder. 

Step 6:

Add the salt and the shrimp, cover with a lid and reduce the flame to its lowest setting. Cook for a further 10 minutes.

Step 7:

After 10 minutes, turn off the heat and add the spring onions. Serve over white rice.