Welcome to my blog! This website is long overdue, but better late then never. I want to share with you My Famous Shrimp Étouffée Recipe that landed me into the MasterChef Kitchen. I am sharing this recipe because this is my absolute favorite thing to cook, eat, and share with family and friends. When I was cooking my étouffée, in that old dusty warehouse for audition day episode 1, everything was perfect! I was cooking my ass off! My shrimp étouffée was delicious. When I walked into the “Lion’s Den” with Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, and Graham Elliott I had all the confidence in the world. It was like they were guests in my house. I overwhelmed the judges with confidence, charm, and delicious food.
Here’s the recipe. Try it! Share it! Tell me what you think about it!
1 lb shrimp (med or large) peeled and deveined
1/2 red bell pepper diced
1/2 yellow bell pepper diced
I/2 small yellow onion diced
3-4 stalks of celery chopped
3-4 cloves of garlic minced
1 jalapeño diced
1 stick butter
1/4c a/p flour
1/4c dry white wine like chardonnay
1 qt seafood or chicken stock
Italian season (herb blend)
Big pinch cilantro chopped
1c jasmine rice
Season shrimp with salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, and Italian season to taste and set aside.
Melt butter in a large sauté pan (approximately 5 qt). Sauté all pepper, onions, celery, and jalapeño until soft and onions are slightly translucent (about 3-5 mins).
Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Sprinkle in flour and stir WITH A WOODEN SPOON for form and cook a roux. Continuously stir roux until the flour is cooked out and it reaches a caramel or peanut butter color about 10-15 mins. Deglaze with wine and stir in to smooth out roux. Add the stock 1 cup at a time and stir in to your Étouffée sauce. Once all the stock is fully incorporated reduce your heat to simmer and allow your sauce to cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Add your shrimp and cilantro and cook for another 5 minutes or until your shrimp are cooked perfectly.
Serve with steamed rice and buttery garlic bread and enjoy!!!
Also try with fried shrimp too!