13 July 2009

Video and Recipe: Fried Shrimp with Crab Etoufee Topping

From CajunCookingTV.com:

Ingredients for Fried Shrimp Norman:

1 pound Large or Jumbo Shrimp

Crab Etouffee (see recipe)

1 package Fish/Shrimp Fry (or Corn Flour)

½ cup All-purpose Flour

1 Tablespoon Tony’s Creole Seasoning

1 Tablespoon Sea Salt

Canola Oil

1 egg

½ cup milk


Make Crab Etouffee according to recipe, but use less water or stock. Etouffee should be a thick consistency.

Peel shrimp leaving the tail on. Slice deep through the top of the shrimp to both devein the shrimp (take out the black vein) and butterfly it for frying. Set aside in a bowl.

In a mixing bowl, prepare the Fish/Shrimp fry by blending ½ cup All-purpose flour, Sea Salt and Tony’s Creole Seasoning.

In another small mixing bowl, crack the egg and stir in ½ cup milk. This is the egg wash.

Take each shrimp and coat in the egg wash.

Move shrimp to the Fish Fry mixture and coat with corn flour.

Fan out the tail for a pretty presentation (be careful – there is a sharp point on the tail of a shrimp that can pierce your hand or finger). Place a clean platter.

Heat oil. Fry Shrimp a few at a time until golden brown or floating on top the oil. Remove the shrimp to a paper towel lined platter to blot excess grease.
Serving Suggestions for Fried Shrimp Norman:

To serve, arrange 6-8 shrimp with tails up on a plate.

Spoon the Crab Etouffee over each of the tails or just place in the center.

Adding a small mound of white rice is optional.

To eat and enjoy, take a shrimp and scoop up a dollop of Crab Etouffee and take a big bite of some deliciously good groceries.

Crab Etouffee

Ingredients for Crab Etouffee:

½ lb Fresh Crabmeat (claw or white)

¼ cup of Flour

5 tablespoons butter

2 cups Cajun Trinity with minced garlic

1 can Rotel tomatoes

1 cup white rice

1 teaspoon Tony’s Creole Seasoning

Chopped green onions or Parsley for garnish


To begin, in a medium saucepan – boil 2 cups water. Add 1 cup rice. Stir. Cover and turn down the heat to medium low (#3) for 20 minutes.

Next in a large deep skillet melt 1 tablespoon of butter and sauté the Cajun Trinity and minced garlic. Set aside in a bowl. In the same skillet make a roux. Melt 4 tablespoons butter on medium heat (#6). Gradually add in ¼ cup of flour stirring constantly. For an Etouffee, continue to stir until golden brown caramel coloring.

Carefully add the Cajun Trinity back to the skillet. Add Rotel tomatoes and 4 cups water. Stir well and simmer on (#4) for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent burning or scorching.

Fold in the crab meat. Season with 1 teaspoon of Tony’s Creole Seasoning. Simmer another 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
Serving Suggestions for Crab Etouffee:

Serve Crab Etouffee over rice in a deep plate. Garnish with chopped green onions or fresh chopped parsley for color and a side of garlic French bread.

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