Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sausage Etouffee

I spent a few of my childhood years living in South Louisiana. That, my friends, is the land of great food! We ate a lot of crawfish, shrimp, and even alligator tail while living there. Great childhood memories, and a huge reason I love food today!

Last night I made a sausage etouffee. It was easy, cheap, and so delicious. You should definitely give it a try!

1 stick butter
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 onion (chopped finely)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 can tomato paste
4 cups water
cayenne pepper (use as much or as little as you want)
dash of salt
sausage link (chopped)

In a large pot, melt the stick of butter. Stir in the onions and garlic and cook until the onions are clear. Add the flour and stir it with a wooden spoon. You'll want to brown the flour in the butter to make a roux. The darker the roux, the more flavorful the etoufee will be. Spoon in the can of tomato paste. Add the water (add a little at a time and taste it as you go to see if you need more or less). Season with cayenne and salt. Throw the sausage in, and let it all come to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve over rice.


  1. Oh i can't wait to see the picture of this!!!! YUMMMMMY!

    kathy c

  2. Those were some of my favorite years! :)