Traditional Shrimp Étouffée Recipe – Tricks and Tips

Traditional Shrimp Étouffée Recipe

Bring your pot of ingredients to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to low and allow it to simmer for 40 minutes. This allows the flavors to meld and the vegetables to continue to cook down. Once the 40 minutes are up, add the shrimp to the pot and cook for an additional 6 minutes. Just like that, you’re ready to serve. 

Johnson adds “If you want to make this ahead of time, cook everything, but don’t add the shrimp. Heat the sauce and add the shrimp when you’re ready to serve. The same is true for freezing.”

And if you happen to have leftovers, they can be placed in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.