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Shrimp Stew

The iconic duo, shrimp and rice, are together once again for this authentic Cajun crowd pleaser.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 cup prepared dark roux
  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cups hot water (used in beginning)
  • 1/2-1 cup hot water (if needed at the end)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper
  • Cajun seasoning to taste
  • 4 cups Cajun Country Rice, cooked


  • Combine the dark roux and the 3 cups of water. Cook on high heat until roux is dissolved and it comes to a rolling boil — be sure to continue to stir so it doesn’t stick.
  • Add onions, bell peppers and garlic. Cook until vegetables are clear.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add in shrimp, green onions, parsley and seasoning to taste. Cook on high for 5 minutes.
  • If too thick, add ½ – 1 cup of water for the right consistency.
  • Serve over Cajun Country Rice.