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

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Specialties include ham and cheese croissant, shrimp etouffee, quiche Lorraine, macarons and beignets. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "French Grocery restaurant and market in Phoenix closing soon," 31 May 2018 Like most southern Louisiana dishes, traditional etouffee is made with seafood -- crawfish or shrimp -- to be exact. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "Vegan etouffee? Don't knock till you try it, cookbook author says," 2 June 2017 Imagine eating heaping plates of your favorite foods -- etouffee, gumbo or stuffing -- and still feeling good and maintaining a healthy body. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "Vegan etouffee? Don't knock till you try it, cookbook author says," 2 June 2017 New Orleans classics such as shrimp or crab meat remoulade, crawfish etouffee and oyster stew are also well represented, along with an award-winning seafood gumbo so locally popular that it is sold to go by the gallon. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Great American restaurants where presidents have dined," 15 Feb. 2018 Crab Cakes, jambalaya, shrimp etouffee, king cake and hurricane cocktails come with beads, masks and a rousing Pork 'n' Beans Brass Band show starting at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15, including food. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Where to party for Mardi Gras 2018," 6 Feb. 2018 Robb calls the menu an homage to some of America’s great restaurant cities, with pot roast nachos from Chicago, a Hangtown fry from San Francisco and shrimp and chicken etouffee from New Orleans. Bob Carlton | Bcarlton@al.com, AL.com, "18 new Birmingham restaurants opening in 2018," 25 Jan. 2018 While the field’s concession stands offer traditional ballpark staples, take a break from the peanuts-and-popcorn routine and try a bowl of homemade gumbo or crawfish etouffee. Southern Living, "Our Favorite Ballpark Foods Around the South," 23 Jan. 2017 There were pots of seafood gumbo, red fish court bouillon, sauce piquante, shrimp and crabmeat bisque, etouffee cooking on the fire. Adele Foster, NOLA.com, "Destrehan mom, 83, embodies old school New Orleans' parenting," 9 May 2017

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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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