Sometimes you just need a little southern flavor in the kitchen. Etouffee…….yuuuumy.
What the heck is that you say?!
It’s a fancy word for shellfish in a delicious gravy over rice. That simple?! You bet.
Oh back many years ago, while in undergrad and grad school, I worked part-time at a lovely seafood restaurant as a server. This is where I first discovered Etouffee. It was one of the main staple dishes on the menu and it was also a best-seller. I love shellfish, so I had to try it. I’m sure you can guess the outcome since I am making my own version. It was deeeelicious.
Although crawfish (AKA crayfish) are eaten all over the states (or world for that matter), we don’t see too many crawfish dishes in Pennsylvania. Now, in Louisiana, crawfish meals are everywhere because that is where most of the crawfish in the US are harvested. Makes complete sense. I have not yet seen a crawfish dish on any menu here in Germany, but I am sure they exist because they sell crawfish meat at the grocery store.
This dish is simple, yet it tastes sophisticated. There are few ingredients, yet they all come together so nicely and create an amazing blend of flavors. Simplicity at it’s finest, folks.
So instead of date night out, why not date night at home with this dish?
Enjoy and Live Fresh!