Cajun Shrimp Etouffee





This turned out really really good! My boyfriend normally eats quite a bit of whatever I cook but he made himself miserable with how much he ate of this. We both love Cajun food and seafood so much! One of my favorite places I have ever been is New Orleans. I love New Orleans for the culture but also definitely for the food. I had a seafood gumbo there that changed my life lol! So as I said in an earlier blog post, I have been sick all week and I really wanted something with lots of flavor. I used unhealthy ingredients on this such as butter and flour, but if you want to make this healthier use ghee or avocado oil, substitute the white rice for cauliflower rice and for the flour you can use arrow root if you are a Whole 30-er, or whatever healthy flour alternative you desire. I really love this dish and I hope you do too! Enjoy!






Ingredients:


Directions:
  1. Chop all of your veggies (bell pepper, onion, tomatoes, celery), de-seed and remove core from bell peppers 
  2. In a skillet on medium heat, melt butter and whisk in flour, create a roux from the mixture and cook and stir till its the color of peanut butter
  3. add in garlic and stir, then add in bell pepper, onion and celery
  4. cook for about 10 minutes on medium heat while continuously stirring, while this is cooking add in all of your spices (cajun, salt and pepper, bay leaf, Slap ya mama, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika) and Worcestershire sauce
  5. add in your chopped tomatoes and cook for another minute or two 
  6. next pour in your stock and stir, cook on medium heat for about five minutes until sauce thickens
  7. next add in your shrimp and cook for another five minutes.
  8. serve over rice and top with hot sauce if desired

















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