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 Her etouffee is a twist on traditional recipes, with shrimp paste, lime and lemon grass brightening the Cajun and Creole dish. Beth D'addono, NOLA.com, 25 Jan. 2021 Bon Temps is an omelet filled with crawfish etouffee and served with toast or a biscuit. Will Coviello, NOLA.com, 12 Oct. 2020 That same stock forms the base of Biller’s etouffee. Dominic Armato, The Arizona Republic, 25 Aug. 2020 Chef Point serves American fare with a variety of dishes, from Jamaican seafood etouffee to chicken marsala. Dallas News, 30 June 2020 Hank’s offers authentic Cajun cuisine including include gumbo, etouffee, red beans and rice and fresh seafood. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, 8 June 2020 The menu also includes red beans and rice, seafood gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee and the likes. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, 12 May 2020 Steak one night, lasagna the next, shrimp etouffee on another. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, 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, 17 Feb. 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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“étouffée.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A9touff%C3%A9e. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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