étouffée

noun
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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Raising Cane’s, Dat Dog offers gourmet sausages, all-beef hot dogs, or unconventional choices such as crawfish and alligator sausages, with toppings from blackberry sauce to guacamole, chipotle mayo and crawfish etouffee. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "New Orleans’ Dat Dog planning Birmingham locations," 8 Aug. 2019 Much of the restaurant’s traditional Creole-Cajun tapas and entrees (crawfish etouffee, shrimp-and-alligator jambalaya) failed to sell, and Las Olas crowds preferred the menu’s American pub fare, such as burgers, grilled salmon and oysters. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "Fort Lauderdale sports bar Bo’s Pub opening Aug. 9 inside the Balcony on Las Olas Boulevard," 19 July 2019 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 Much of the restaurant’s traditional Creole-Cajun tapas and entrees (crawfish etouffee, shrimp-and-alligator jambalaya) failed to sell, and Las Olas crowds preferred the menu’s American pub fare, such as burgers, grilled salmon and oysters. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "Fort Lauderdale sports bar Bo’s Pub opening Aug. 9 inside the Balcony on Las Olas Boulevard," 19 July 2019 In nearby Utica, enjoy crawfish etouffee and frog legs at Cajun Connection. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "You can get to these 10 unique road trip destinations from Indy in 5 hours or less," 3 July 2019 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

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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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