Welcome to “ABC of Your State” ~ This challenge is based on friends and bloggers asking about Louisiana, as well as my interest in travel and learning about other places. I’d love to read about your state or travels (Even though it says "your home state" - it's open to any place you have lived or traveled too)! Please feel welcome to join in. There should be a linky for you to post your website address at the bottom of this post.
E is for…
~ Étouffée. I thought I’d have a difficult time with “E” but I was saved by our Cajun food :) “Étouffée” is French and means “smother, stew, or braise.” It can have a brown roux base or tomato-based sauce.
It’s typically made with seafood, either shrimp or crawfish (i.e. crawdad, mudbug), the holy trinity (onion, celery and bell peppers) and is served over rice. It’s a meal, not a side dish and it’s very filling. (It’s thicker than stew.)
If you never tried crawfish before, Étouffée is the way to introduce yourself to those cute little critters…. If you’re looking for a Southern Louisiana Cajun food, definitely give it a try!
Oh and to pronounce it: “ay-two-FAY”