This is a fast, delicious étouffée recipe that is easy to adapt to your own taste. Feel free to crank up the heat to your liking, but I find it best to be subtle with the hot sauce and have a bottle on the table for diners who like it spicy.
My father learned this recipe from a chef on an oil rig off the Louisiana coast, and I've refined it over the years. It's an amazing go-to recipe when you have frozen shrimp in the freezer and want something fast. It's elegant enough to serve to company, and it always gets raves at a dinner party. (Just don't tell them that one of the secret ingredients is a can of Campbell's Golden Mushroom Soup.) Double or triple the recipe for a crowd. Serve with a medium-bodied red wine or good beer, and make sure you have plenty of crusty bread for sopping up the gravy. Goes well with music by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Clifton Chenier, Sidney Bechet or Louis Armstrong.
Melt the butter over medium-low heat in a large saucepan. Add the chopped onions and garlic, and sweat until the onions are clear (about 15 minutes).
Turn the heat up to medium and add the can of Golden Mushroom Soup, a can of water and the sherry. (Note: Campbell's Golden Mushroom Soup is NOT the same as Cream of Mushroom Soup. Don't try to substitute, because it will be yucky.) Bring it to a simmer, stirring until it is well combined.
Add the shrimp and mushrooms and simmer for a few more minutes, until the shrimp are pink and cooked through. Add kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and a few shakes of hot sauce, to taste.
To serve, spoon a ladle of étouffée over hot rice in each bowl. Don't forget to put hot sauce at the table for diners who want to kick up the heat.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (764g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4|
|Calories from Fat: 466 (46%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 51.8g||69 %|
|Saturated Fat 30.4g||152 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 12.5g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 3.2g|
|Cholesterol 379.9mg||117 %|
|Sodium 1150.1mg||40 %|
|Potassium 620.8mg||16 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 86.8g||26 %|
|Dietary Fiber 5.2g||21 %|
|Sugars, other 81.7g|
|Protein 45g||64 %|
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Calories per serving: 1021
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