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Shrimp Étouffée Recipe

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Shrimp Étouffée Recipe

Shrimp Étouffée Recipe

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Difficulty:  Easy

Serves 6-8

You don't have to visit the "Big Easy" to appreciate the culinary heritage and robust flavors of Louisiana. Étouffée means "smothered," and is a sought-after dish in Louisiana, a stew with vegetables and seafood, enveloped in flavorful seasonings, and served over rice.

My hubby and I visited NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana) a few years back and we fell in love with the culture, the arts, and of course being the foodies we are, the food, especially étouffée, Cajun comfort in every bite!  It made such an impression, I came home and immediately worked on developing our own Cajun Seasoning so we could enjoy the flavors of Louisiana whenever the mood struck and share them with you!

This recipe, inspired by the rich roots of Louisiana, was amazingly flavorful and will become a favorite among your family and friends. Bring a taste of Cajun Country to your table and savor the soul of Louisiana with this easy, tasty dish.  Your family and guests will thank you!  Serve this recipe with our Cajun Cornbread Recipe and a green salad for a complete meal!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. frozen cooked shrimp, without tails and deveined (Could use raw shrimp)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup diced white onions
  • 1/2 cup diced green onions
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 3/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes 
  • 3 cups seafood stock
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1 tsp. Louisiana hot sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Cherchies Cajun Seasoning

Preparation

Chop and assemble all ingredients before you start the cooking process.

Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat.  Stir in the flour and mix until smooth paste forms.  Keep stirring until lightly browned.  This is called a roux.  Add all the diced and minced ingredients to the hot roux.  Stir and cook until ingredients are softened about 5 minutes.

Add the diced tomatoes and the seafood stock.  Cook and additional 5 to 6 minutes or until veggies are done to your liking.  If sauce becomes to thick, add additional seafood stock.  Add Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, shrimp, and Cherchies Cajun Seasoning and cook until heated through.  

Serve the etouffee over rice, or mashed potatoes.  Keep the hot sauce on the side for those who like it hotter.  Enjoy!

Shrimp Étouffée Recipe

Shrimp Étouffée Recipe

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Spread the Word...and the Mustard! 20 Mustard Recipes You Need to Try Right Now!

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20 Mustard Recipes You Need to Try Right Now!

20 Mustard Recipes You Need to Try Right Now!

Mustard is not just for hot dogs anymore.  Did you know that beyond the beloved wieners and sandwiches, mustard is a very common addition to many culinary dishes. It's used as a thickener for stews, an emulsifier for vinaigrette, a glaze or rub for meats, a dip for pretzels, chicken tenders, and so much more?  

Did you also know the first Saturday in August (8/5/17) is dedicated to honoring this prestigious condiment, believed to be over 5,000 years old? - daysoftheyear.com.  In fact, in Middleton, Wisconsin, the Mustard Museum (there is such a thing) celebrates and honors everything mustard each year on National Mustard Day!  With our very own award-winning, gourmet mustards (Champagne MustardCranberry Mustard, and Hot Banana Pepper Mustard) showcased at the Mustard Museum, it seems only fitting to celebrate too. After all, mustard is what started our company back in 1978!  

Because we love mustard and because we love you, we are celebrating our favorite condiment with a sale!  Come and visit us at www.cherchies.com beginning Friday 8/4/17 for our weekend mustard sale!  In the meantime, enjoy 20 of our favorite tasty mustard recipes.

Thanks for stopping by:)

Our Favorite Mustard Recipes.  

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The Best Layered Taco Dip Recipe

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The Best Layered Taco Dip Recipe

The Best Layered Taco Dip Recipe

You know you hit the appetizer jackpot when you return home from a gathering with an empty dish once graced with layers of savory taco goodness.  

This quick and easy classic layered dip has been a crowd favorite at our get-togethers and potlucks for years. Loaded with refried beans, creamy guacamole, sour cream, tomatoes, black olives, green onions, and cheese, it is our secret ingredients, Cherchies® Select Grilling Rub & Seasoning Blend and Cherchies® Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Seasoning, that take this recipe from ordinary to extraordinary. It is no wonder why this recipe has earned the prestigious title "The Best Layered Taco Dip Recipe" from our friends and family. Since it is the "best," we would be amiss not to share it with you.

Whether it is a potluck or Game Day celebration, this dip will seriously score big with your gang!  It feeds a crowd, it can be made ahead, and it will definitely become your new favorite party appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz. can of refried beans
  • 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) Cherchies® Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Seasoning
  • 8 oz. of your favorite guacamole (We tested this recipe with Wholly Guacamole)
  • 12 oz. sour cream
  • 2 heaping Tablespoons (Tbsp) Cherchies® Select Grilling Rub & Seasoning Blend
  • 1 14.5 oz. can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 2.25 oz. can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce (optional)
  • 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese (sometimes we use a blend of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses)
  • Tortilla chips (or substitute Frito Scoops for the tortilla chips)

Preparation  

In a small bowl, soften the refried beans in a microwave for about 20 seconds.  (This process makes the beans easier to spread).  Add the Cherchies® Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Seasoning to the refried beans and mix.  Spread the bean mixture in a shallow baking dish (For the pretty factor, use a glass baking dish to show off the different layers).  For the next layer, spread the guacamole over the refried beans.

In a small bowl, mix together the sour cream and Cherchies® Select Grilling Rub & Seasoning Blend and spread over the guacamole layer.  

If using lettuce (optional), sprinkle over the sour cream.  Next, sprinkle the tomatoes, followed by the cheese, green onions, and olives.  Finally, for a festive flair, sprinkle a small amount of Cherchies® Select Grilling Rub & Seasoning Blend over the dip.

Refrigerate the taco dip for at least a couple of hours to overnight.  Serve with your favorite tortilla chips (we used Frito Scoops this time) and watch this glorious layered dip disappear.  We dare you to try just one bite!

Enjoy!

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