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Shrimp Etouffee

Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 1hr 40 minutes Total: 2hr 10 minutes Total Servings: 8


  • 2 pounds shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3/4 large white onions, chopped
  • 2-1/2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • crushed red pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter and saute onions, celery and garlic for about 45 minutes or until they are cooked down.
  2. Stir in flour and cook briefly, do not brown. Stir in chopped shrimp and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Pour in 2 to 3 cups of water and mushrooms. Stir in paprika and season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Cook for 30 minutes. Should be a thick and have a gravy-like consistency.
  4. Serve over rice or grits for a complete meal.