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Shrimp étouffée is a dish that originated in the Acadiana region of Louisiana. It is a stew made with shrimp, vegetables, and spices. The dish is typically served over rice.
The history of shrimp étouffée recipes is a long and storied one. The dish has its roots in the French-Canadian immigrants who settled in Louisiana in the 18th century. These immigrants brought with them a love for seafood and a desire to create dishes that were both flavorful and hearty.
Shrimp étouffée recipes began to appear in cookbooks in the early 19th century. The first known recipe for the dish was published in 1839. It was included in a cookbook titled The Cuisine of Louisiana.
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