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ESSENCE Festival 2015® is fast approaching and I thought I would celebrate the wonderful occasion with Shrimp Etouffee!
Nothing goes better with Shrimp Etouffee than a nice cold Coca Cola!
ESSENCE Festival 2015® is being held in New Orleans, Louisiana which means great food, fun, and festivities!
If you can’t make it to this years event, why not create a taste of New Orleans at home?
My Shrimp Etouffee is perfect meal to give you an authentic New Orleans food experience.
And don’t forget your Coca Cola to make the meal complete!
First, one must start with the “holy trinity!”
Bell pepper, onion, and celery.
Don’t forget to add a little garlic as well.
Saute the vegetables in butter and extra virgin olive oil for about 10 minutes.
Next, we’re going to peel and devein large shrimp!
The bigger the shrimp the better people.
I leave the shrimp tail on for presentation, but you can remove it if desired.
Lastly, we allow the sauce to cook for about 15 more minutes before adding the shrimp to the pot.
You don’t want to overcook your shrimp so add them last.
Cook the shrimp about 5-7 minutes in the Etouffee Sauce, stirring well over medium heat.
Don’t forget to cook up a pot of hot rice!
I also serve this over potatoes.
The Shrimp Etouffee is hot and ready and garnished with a little green onions.
This dish is New Orleans eating at its finest people!
It’s fresh, hot, spicy, and ready to satisfy your taste-buds.
I have my Shrimp Etouffee and my Coca Cola!
It’s time to party people!