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4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups étouffée and 2/3 cup rice)

How to Make It

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic to pan; cook 8 minutes or until very tender and onion begins to brown, stirring frequently. Place onion mixture in a bowl. Melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter in pan. Stir in flour; cook 6 minutes or until flour turns a deep rust color, stirring constantly. Stir in Cajun seasoning, thyme, and clam juice; cook for 1 minute. Stir in onion mixture, tomato, and Worcestershire sauce; simmer for 15 minutes or until thick. Add green onions, salt, and shrimp; cook for 6 minutes or until shrimp are done, stirring occasionally. Serve over hot cooked rice. Serve with hot sauce, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

ak4me2's Review

April 08, 2014
YUM! I always change recipes but the only thing different I did to this one was use Emeril's Essence for the cajun spices. Definitely enough for the 2 of us for tomorrow night too :)

joycew1948's Review

March 03, 2013
didn't have cajun seasoning, but used emeril's "essence". delicious! made 2 meals for 2.

chefbonarti's Review

March 11, 2010
Delicious. I did not have cajun seasoning, so blended 1/4 tsp of paprika, black pepper, and red pepper as a substitute. I also had to substitute some chicken broth for the clam broth. Despite that, it was divine. It has a smoky spicy taste that makes it special.

courtle123's Review

September 30, 2009
This recipe was delicious and fresh. It was great even on a hot summer evening. We like extra spice, so I added two more teaspoons of the cajun seasoning and it was perfect for us. I like very thick sauces and this didn't get too thick, so next time I'll add just a little more flour, but the flavors were excellent! I'll definitely make it again.

badgerfan's Review

September 20, 2009
Very good recipe. The recipe, as prepared, isn't super spicy so if you're looking for more kick, you'll want to add extra hot sauce at the end.

MiddleGround80's Review

September 17, 2009
My family really enjoyed this. I added some diced sausage and when I do it again I intend to add some whole kernel corn.