Shrimp Etouffee

Prep Time:
10 minutes

Cook Time:
2 hours

Total Time:
2 hours, 10 minutes


Shrimp Etouffee

A classic dish from The Big Easy.


  1. In a small bowl, combine all Cajun seasoning ingredients. Reserve.
  2. In a large pan over low heat, melt butter. Stir in flour and cook until roux is the color of peanut butter.
  3. Whisk in vegetable stock until fully incorporated. Season with 4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning, then stir in onions, garlic, bell peppers and celery. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally to prevent the roux from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Continue cooking until vegetables are tender, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and simmer for another 30 minutes.
  5. Rinse the shrimp under cold water and drain thoroughly. In a large bowl, toss the shrimp in 5 teaspoons of Cajun seasoning until evenly coated.
  6. Stir shrimp into sauce and simmer for an additional 10 minutes. Season to taste with hot sauce. Serve immediately over rice, if desired. Garnish with green onions.

TIP: Store leftover Cajun seasoning for up to six months, or use this seasoning to make our Cajun Chicken Pot Pie.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Scott, ALDI Test Kitchen