Usually for Mardi Gras I make chicken gumbo. This year I thought I would try out another classic dish.
Crab and Shrimp Étouffée Recipe
2 pounds unpeeled, medium-size raw shrimp
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped celery
3 garlic cloves
1 (14-oz.) can chicken broth
1/3 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 tablespoon low-sodium Creole seasoning
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1 (16-oz.) container fresh crabmeat, drained and flaked
5 cups hot cooked long-grain rice
Garnish: chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1. Peel shrimp; de-vein, if desired.
2. Melt butter with oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat; stir in flour, and cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until caramel colored. Add chopped onion, green pepper, and celery; cook, stirring constantly, 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add minced garlic, and sauté 1 minute.
3. Stir in chicken broth, white wine, and next 6 ingredients, and cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Add shrimp. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes.
4. Stir in crab meat; cook, stirring often, until thoroughly heated.
5. Spoon shrimp mixture into individual serving bowls. Spoon hot cooked rice on top of shrimp mixture. Garnish, if desired.
*2 (16-oz.) packages frozen unpeeled, raw shrimp, thawed according to package directions, may be substituted.