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Lobster and Shrimp Étouffée & Cajun Rice

Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 20 min Rest Time: 5 min Total Time: 45 mins
Servings 4
Best Season Suitable throughout the year
  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Large Raw Shrimp (Deveined and Tail Off)
  • 32 ounces Fresh Wild Caught Lobster
  • 4 Sprig of Scallion
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic
  • 1/2 Green pepper (We will use the other half for the Cajun rice)
  • 2 cloves Garlic (Minced)
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes (Blended)
  • 1 Onion (We will use the other half for the Cajun riceedium)
  • 2 cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 Sprigs of Thyme (Crushed or finely chopped)
  • 1 Habanero Chile Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Parsely (Chopped)
  • 1 cup White Jasmine Rice
  • 1 cup Ground Turkey or Beef
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion
  • 1/2 Green Pepper
  • 1 clove Garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon Creole Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
    Preparing the Shrimp and Lobster Étouffée
  1. Preheat cast iron pan. Add 4 tbsp of butter and garlic. Slowly add all purpose flour and stir continuously. Blend tomatoes, half of your onion and the habanero Chile pepper in a blender. Add blended items to rue and stir. Add chicken stock, chopped celery, scallions. Add  chopped 1/2 of onion and chopped half of green pepper to pan with rue and sauce. mix well. Add shrimp, thyme, Cajun seasonings and parsley. Cover a cook on low for 5 to 10 minutes until broth has thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.

    In a separate pot add 4 cups of water. Add 1 cup of  butter and 1 tsp of garlic. once water comes to a boil add your fresh lobster and cook for 10minutes or until completed done. Once lobster is cooked, place in colander and run cold water on it. Cut tail of lobster shell right down the center and remove lobster meat. Chop lobster meat and add to étouffée. 

  2. Preparing Cajun Rice
  3. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a small pot. Add rice and cover, cooking at medium low heat. Preheat a cast iron pan. Add garlic,  onions, green peppers and sauté well.  Add ground turkey and or beef and cooked well. Season with black pepper Cajun seasoning, garlic and celery seed. Once rice has cooked add rice and mix all together. Add broth and let simmer for 5 minutes. 

    Plate your étouffée pairing it with the Cajun rice. Garnish with thyme or parsley and Enjoy!

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