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Definition: A spicy and delicious Cajun stew traditionally made with crawfish, vegetables and a dark roux. Étouffée is usually served over rice. The word comes from the French étouffer, which means to smother.

Pronunciation: ay-too-FAY

Related Resources:

How to Make a Roux
Step-by-step instructions.

Crawfish Étouffée
A crawfish stew made with a dark roux and served over rice.

Shrimp Étouffée
Includes green onions, bell pepper, celery and plenty of shrimp.

Elsewhere on the Web:

Chicken Étouffée
An easy version made with cream of chicken soup, from Chicago Sun-Times.

Alaska Crab Étouffée
Made with Alaska crab legs, clam juice and vegetables.

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