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Etouffee 1 - Tony's

Louisiana's Original Creole Seafood Recipes by Tony Chachere (1982, p17)
2 servings
Prep info
15 min prep + 40 minute cook
Prep time
15 minutes
Cook time
40 minutes
Time required
55 minutes
Oven preheat
Mains - Seafood
Cachere Creole


  • Lot 1:
  • 300 g peeled seafood (shrimp, crawfish, etc)
  • Slap Ya Mama seasoning (to taste)
  • Lot 2:
  • 3 T canola oil
  • 80 g chopped onion
  • 40 g chopped bell pepper
  • 1 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 T paprika
  • Lot 3:
  • 25 g roux flour
  • 1/4 t cayenne
  • 1/2 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 c hot water
  • 1 bouillon cube (low sodium: seafood, vegetable, or chicken)
  • To finish:
  • rice (for serving)
  • 1 T chopped green onion (for garnish)
  • 1 T chopped flat leaf parsley (for garnish)


1. Lot 1: Season the peeled shrimp or crawfish with Slap Ya Mama seasoning; leave to absorb the flavour.

2. Lot 2: Heat oil

3. For raw seafood: cook seafood til mostly done; remove with slotted spoon.

4. Add the onions, bell pepper, garlic, and paprika; saute until the bell pepper starts to soften (about 10 minutes). Remove with slotted spoon.

5. Lot 3: Add roux flour, and mix in well, stirring constantly.

6. Add the Worcestershire sauce, water, and bouillon cube; bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Add back the seafood and vegetables and stir in; simmer for 40 minutes.

7. For cooked seafood: Add seafood with the vegetables; stir; simmer for 40 minutes.

8. While the sauce is cooking, cook the rice.

9. Serve etoufee on top of the rice; garnish with green onion and parsley.


SJ Note 16 April 2010: This is good!  Tony has done it again!  The long cook time of the seafood seemed a bit odd, but it works - we used shrimp, crawfish, and langustines (aka scampi, or Norway lobsters).  My fishmonger only had them today as pre-cooked, so we altered Tony's recipe a bit to account for that.  If you start with raw seafood, cook it in the butter/paprika mixture, then remove it and continue with cooking the bell pepper, etc, as written. Good eats!