étouf·​fée | \ ˌā-tü-ˈfā How to pronounce étouffée (audio) \
variants: or less commonly etouffee

Definition of étouffée

: a Cajun stew of shellfish or chicken served over rice

Examples of étouffée in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bon Temps is an omelet filled with crawfish etouffee and served with toast or a biscuit. Will Coviello, NOLA.com, "Gambit's 2020 Fall Dining Guide: Where to eat in the New Orleans area amid new reopening phase," 12 Oct. 2020 That same stock forms the base of Biller’s etouffee. Dominic Armato, The Arizona Republic, "This Gilbert restaurant said bye to burgers. Here's what to expect on the new Creole menu," 25 Aug. 2020 Chef Point serves American fare with a variety of dishes, from Jamaican seafood etouffee to chicken marsala. Dallas News, "Locally owned restaurants to support in Colleyville during the COVID-19 outbreak," 30 June 2020 Hank’s offers authentic Cajun cuisine including include gumbo, etouffee, red beans and rice and fresh seafood. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, "Black-owned, Katy-loved: These 15 businesses are among the most popular establishments in Katy," 8 June 2020 The menu also includes red beans and rice, seafood gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee and the likes. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Longtime New Orleans favorite Acme Oyster House opening in Montrose this fall," 12 May 2020 Steak one night, lasagna the next, shrimp etouffee on another. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio’s restaurant takeout stars: 2M Smokehouse, Clementine and Pasha shine during the coronavirus crisis," 23 Apr. 2020 Crab cakes, shrimp etouffee, king cake and hurricane cocktails come with beads, masks and a rousing Pork & Beans Brass Band show starting at 7 p.m. Fat Tuesday tickets cost $15, including food. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Here's where to find Mardi Gras 2020 parties, king cake, gumbo and more in Indianapolis," 17 Feb. 2020 From crawfish etouffee and green bean casserole to sweet potato pie and bread pudding, the extensive menu is online. Kim Pierce, Dallas News, "North Texas pick-your-own strawberry farms are making changes, including adding a drive-through option," 1 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of étouffée

circa 1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for étouffée

Louisiana French, from French à l'étouffée braised

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Cite this Entry

“étouffée.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A9touff%C3%A9e. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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