Karlos Knott's Cajun Shrimp Stew

Soups & Stews

Recipe courtesy of Karlos Knott for Louisiana Kitchen & Culture

Serves 4

  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2½ cups water
  • 2 teaspoons seafood stock base
  • salt, freshly ground black pepper,
  • and cayenne
  • 1 pound Gulf shrimp, cleaned
  • and deveined
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • hot cooked rice for serving

Karlos Knott's Cajun Shrimp Stew

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Stir together flour and oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat and cook until roux is the color of butter scotch about 10 minutes. Add onions, bell pepper, and celery and cook until softened, about 10 minutes; add garlic. Scrape roux and vegetables into a stock pot; add water and seafood stock base and bring to a boil, stirring until incorporated. Reduce heat to medium-low; add salt, black and cayenne pepper to taste and simmer uncovered for another 30 minutes. Stir in shrimp and green onions; cook until shrimp are opaque, about 3 minutes.

Adjust seasonings. Serve over rice.



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