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Shrimp Etouffee

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Serves 6


1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large sweet yellow onion
1 medium green bell pepper, diced
4 celery ribs
4 large garlic cloves, minced
2 large bay leaves
1 1/2 tsp creole or cajun seasoning
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
2 cups shrimp or seafood stock
1 pound medium raw shrimp, size 31-40 peeled and deveined
2 Tobasco Sauce, drops
1 1/2 tsp ground pepper


  1. Preheat large sauté pan over medium-low heat and add butter and oil. When butter is melted, stir in flour to form a roux. Cook roux, whisking constantly, until the color of peanut butter, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Add onion, green pepper, celery, garlic, bay leaves, and Creole seasoning and sauté until veggies are soft, about 5 minutes. Pour in tomatoes and stock, stir well, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
  3. Add shrimp and stir until just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Add hot sauce and salt and pepper, to taste. Serve over hot cooked rice and garnish with freshly chopped parsley or chives.
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