Carnival of the Recipes - Shrimp Etouffe
It's a recipes kind of day - I saw a good one on Daily Pundit -Red Hot Double Decker Quesadillas that I definitely want to try, and we're having the Brat chat with plenty of advice for newbies like me.
So before I go stand in line for a few last minute hurricane supplies, since the left side of Arlene may visit New Orleans this weekend, I figured I would share this top-secret family Shrimp Etouffe (pronounced ay-too-fay) recipe. Don't tell anybody I gave this to you, and please keep it to yourself.
1 stick butter
3 cloves garlic
2 stalks celery
1 green pepper
2 large onions
2 pounds shrimp (peeled, deveined)
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 can pureed tomatoes
1/4 cup sherry
salt and pepper
Chop the vegetables finely, saute them in butter, add drained tomatoes and half the juice, and cook for 10 minutes. Add shrimp and wine, salt and pepper, lower the fire and cook for 20-30 minutes. Serve over rice.
Posted by Laura Curtis at June 10, 2005 11:20 AM
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|# June 10th, 2005 11:31 AM kris|
|Mmmm...shrimp...too bad it's too hot to cook inside here. |
|# June 11th, 2005 2:46 PM gregw|
|This looks great for starters, but can't wait to play with it. How can you make decent Shrimp Etouffe without cayenne pepper? |
|# June 11th, 2005 2:56 PM Laura|
|This is a Creole dish. Creole food is not terribly spicy - Cajun food tends to be spicy, but a lot of people get the two mixed up or lump them together.
As a practical matter, I add a mix of equal parts red, white and black pepper to a lot of my cooking, it gives a "layered" spiciness to it. But it's not part of the recipe so I didn't list it.
|# June 14th, 2005 8:07 AM gregw|
|Duly noted. I wasn't refering to a "peel the skin off the roof of your mouth" impact. A little cayenne goes a long, long way. I'm just finding myself using it more and more as a regular seasoning.
By the way, tried the recipe as is over the weekend and it works great. But I still have an itch to play with it. Some things can't be left well enough alone.
|# June 14th, 2005 9:00 AM Laura|
|Let me know how it goes. |