Cowboy Shrimp Etouffee

Creamy Shrimp & Crawfish Etouffee

This recipe holds just the right amount of spice and is BURSTING with flavor! It doesn't even taste like what I imagined! I really thought I was at a 5 star restaurant when I tried this! It is a must have around here!


  • 1 Cast Iron Skillet
  • 1 Chopping Knife


  • 4 oz butter (1 stick) *Use Lard or Clarified Butter for Paleo
  • 2 yellow onions chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper – roasted and chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour *Use Cassava Flour for Paleo or Gluten free
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ cup white wine *Apple Cider Vinegar for Paleo
  • 2 lbs. large red shrimp peeled de-veined and thawed if frozen
  • Rice or bread for serving


  • In a large cast iron skillet, melt your butter over medium-high heat. Add your onions, celery, bell pepper, garlic, and poblano pepper. (See Note Below). Cook, stirring occasionally, until your vegetables are tender and lightly browned.
  • Sprinkle your flour around the vegetable mixture. Do not put it all in one spot so that it doesn't clump together. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add in your chicken broth, wine, and shrimp. (I cut my shrimp into bite size pieces and it allows you to have a bite of shrimp with almost every bite). Cook for 15 minutes. stirring occasionally, or until your shrimp turn a pink opaque color. Serve warm over rice or bread. Rice is always the go to in our house.


***If you don’t have an open flame to roast your poblano peppers, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and place on a baking sheet. Cook for about 30 minutes, flipping once, or until the peppers begin to char on the outside. When you pull them out, put them inside a ziploc bag with a tablespoon of water. Seal it up and let it set for 10 minutes. This allows the skin to peel off easily. Dice and add to your mixture!
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