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Shrimp Etouffee

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Taking its name from the French for "smothered," étouffée originated in the bayous and backwaters of southern Louisiana. Our signature version of this hearty stew is handcrafted by Louisiana chefs who make it extra-luxurious by using lots of fresh shrimp and crabmeat. The seafood is smothered in a rich, velvety blend of tomatoes, onions and sweet peppers, all perfectly seasoned with classic Creole spices. A real timesaver, our étouffée is ready for your next gathering—just heat and serve over white or brown rice.

  • 4 lb. (two 2-lb. bags).
  • Serves 16 as first course, 8 as main course.
  • Shipped frozen.
  • Made in USA.
Use & Care

Care Instructions

The étouffée was shipped to you frozen with dry ice, which may have evaporated during shipment. This is normal. Please take care not to touch any remaining dry ice with bare hands. Upon receipt, the unopened étouffée can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 year (6 to 8 months if completely thawed). The unopened pouch can be refrigerated for 7 to 8 days or will keep at room temperature for 3 to 4 hours. Opened étouffée can be frozen and will keep for 1 to 2 months. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days or at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours.


Defrost étouffée in refrigerator overnight, or thaw under cold running water until fluid. Bring 2 to 3 quarts of water to a boil in a saucepot. Reduce to a simmer and place étouffée pouch into the water, then simmer 10 to 20 minutes until warmed through.

  • Shrimp, water, onions, crab meat, tomato sauce (tomato concentrate [water, tomato paste], salt, citric acid, spices, natural flavors), butter (pasteurized cream, natural flavorings), bell pepper, celery, flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), garlic, green onion, creole seasoning (salt, red pepper, other spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), green onions, modified food starch, salt, parsley flakes.

Shipping Information

To ensure freshness, perishable items are shipped via 2-day delivery from the supplier and are not eligible for rush shipping. Please allow one to two weeks for delivery.

Shipping Rates

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Return Policy

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We cannot accept returns on monogrammed, personalized, special-order items, custom upholstery, items shipped direct from the vendor, or on items damaged through normal wear and tear. Final sale items ending in .97 or .99 cannot be returned. View Full Return Policy.