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Sunday, March 02, 2008

In like a lamb

Today I can feel spring in the air. What is it they say about like a lamb out like a lion?

I am thinking about a big pot of Etouffee~ Yum!

3 pounds shrimp
or crawfish
1 onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1/2 cup butter
1 Tbs cornstarch
1 cup water
4 green onions
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
Salt & pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Peel and clean raw shrimp and set aside. Saute onion, pepper, and celery in butter until tender. Dissolve cornstarch in water, add water to onions. Simmer and stir until well blended. Add salt & pepper and cayenne to taste. Add shrimp and simmer covered until shrimp are pink and done- about 10 minutes. Add green onion and parsley and cook for another 5 minutes. To serve scoop a spoon full of white rice into a bowl, ladle the ettouffee on top of the rice. Sprinkle with a few green onion slices if desired.

First we have to get out and trim those Crepe Myrtles, we are only about two weeks late! I bet Bill will come running when he hears me crank up that chain saw.

Y'all have a blessed Sunday!



Pam said...

Hey, thanks for mentioning the crepe myrtles! I need to get them pruned!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I've always made etoufee with a roux, so this method is new to me. Certainly will cut down the cooking time, as making a proper roux takes time and patience!

Sugar Bear said...

I've never made etoufee - I'll have to give it a try.

Bax said...

GASP! You have a recipe for Etouffe on your blog today! Wooo Hooo! I love Etouffe and my husband was in Louisianna a few days ago and was making my mouth envious by telling me all about what he was having for lunch! I'm gonna make this one for sure! Thanks so much! (oh boy, oh boy!)


joan said...

Yum, I have never made this but if it has shrimp in it, I'll try it. Sounds and looks good. Thanks.

justabeachkat said...

That sounds so yummy!

Our crepe myrtles were trimmed recently.

Can't wait for Spring!


Gumbo Lily said...

Oh my goodness! That etoufee (never heard of it until today) looks and sounds DE-lish! I could just lick it off the picture. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


Sally said...

Well, up here it came in like a lion. Yes! That means it'll go out like a lamb. (Please, Lord, please!) I'm weeks away from being able to "trim" anything. But I was outside yesterday chipping ice off some of the sidewalk. Does that count? (Right now it's -6F.) ;o

Pat said...

YUMMY! I had crawfish Etouffee for the first time in Louisiana at the MadeWood Plantation and LOVED it! They served bread pudding with whiskey sauce for dessert.
I bought a Creole/Cajun cookbook as soon as I got home so I could make those dishes again. Your recipe looks delicious!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Pam~ We are about 2 weeks behind on ours!
Lydia~ I agree... I posted once on making a roux
Karla~ It isn't hard at all
Jan~ It's the way to a mans heart- I hear
Joan~ Shrimp or crawfish is yummy
Kat~ good for you!
Jody~ You've never heard of etoffee? Just wait till you taste it =D
Sally~ Brrrrrrrrr. Bless your heart!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Hi Pat! we were posting at the same time

Mary Isabella said...

Sounds so yummy...Smiles

artgirlATL said...

I don't due seafood... but if I did I bet I would love that! Yes, my apron will go great with my new nook.

Lenka said...

Yum!I almost passed out from hunger when I read it! Sounds so yummy!

Shelly said...

Yum...I'll try it! I just love saying "etoufee", something about the way it sounds makes me smile every time.

Sandi McBride said...

It's feeling a lot like spring...we prunded the peach trees and pear trees the weekend, the wild garlic is about to overrun us! I made etoufee Sunday. Would love to go shrimping in a few weeks. We have to get the boat up to snuff...but worth the work!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Sandi, I'll have to print this one out. My hubby would dearly love this & it would make his day if I tried something Creole/Cajun like this.

Thanks for the nudge!


lululu said...

We had a warm and sunny weekend which I thought summer was coming. But then it came snowing last afternoon. Weird, wasn't it?
Typical Vancouver weather! @_@

Really wanna have some of your etouffe!

Kimberly Ann said...

Etoufee - oooh, I'd love to hunker down to some of that. Sounds wonderful.

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