What You Be Cookin' for Mardi Gras 2011

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What You Be Cookin' for Mardi Gras 2011

Tomorrow, 3/8/2011, is MARDI GRAS! What are you cookin' to celebrate?
I be cookin' Shrimp Etouffee----- I guar-on-tee!
Shrimp Etouffee
Yield: Makes 8 servings
 2 pounds peeled Shrimp
1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
2 cups chopped  green onions
1 cup chopped green bell peppers
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup water
Salt and cayenne pepper, to taste

1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Add the onions, bell peppers, and celery and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are soft and golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
Add the Shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until they throw off some of their liquid, 6 to 8 minutes.
Dissolve the cornstarch in the water and add to the crawfish mixture.
Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens, 4 to 5 minutes.
Season with salt and cayenne.
Serve immediately over steamed rice. Garnish with a sprinkling of green onions and parsley.

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