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étouffée

‘smothered’ or Louisana seafood stew

Crawfish etouffee

Things prepared à la étouffée (or cuisson à l'étuvée) are braised on the stove, before a minimum of water is added and the pan is covered tight to finish the cooking slowly with steam.

Étouffée is also a popular Cajun or Creole dish, made with crawfish or shrimp.

Cooking techniques

Fish and seafood

Text © Dana Facaros

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