Chef Frank Brigtsen’s shrimp étouffée brings together all of the hallmarks of Louisiana cooking in one delicious dish.
Heat the olive oil and 1 Tablespoon of butter in a pot over high heat. Add the onions, celery, and bell peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions begin to brown.
Reduce heat to low. Add the salt, sweet basil, oregano, thyme, cayenne, and black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute.
Add the shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, just until the shrimp turn pink on the outside.
Add the garlic and green onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute.
Add the Blue Runner® Creole Etouffée Base. Turn heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add the 2 Tablespoons of butter and cook just until the butter melts into the sauce. Serve with cooked rice.