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What is the difference between Shrimp Etouffee and Shrimp Creole?

Asked by G. Cole, Last updated: Nov 28, 2020

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L. Cooper

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L. Cooper, Data Analyst, MCA, Newcastle

Answered Nov 11, 2020

Shrimp etouffee is a special dish made with rice, peppers, shrimps, celery, and onions, and etouffee is a French word, which means “smothered.” This shrimp dish is served over rice, and the recipe calls for cayenne pepper, which affords the dish a signature spicy flavor. It is also quite saucy, and it has an orange color with brown streaks, and it is created to be thick.

On the other hand, shrimp creole is like shrimp etouffee. There is, however, a difference in some of the ingredients. Shrimp creole contains okra, peppers, shrimps, tomato, and rice. The leading difference between the two is that shrimp creole has tomatoes, and creoles are more of a reddish color, as opposed to orange.

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Corné , College student, MBA, Geneva

Answered Nov 03, 2020

Shrimp etouffee and shrimp creole are two standard ways of preparing shrimps. One of the differences between the two is the ingredients used when making the two. While it is common to use crayfish when making an etouffee, the ideal ingredient for shrimp etouffee is shrimp. The spicier taste of the shrimp etouffee is because cayenned pepper is one of its ingredients. one of the base ingredients of shrimp etouffee is known as a roux. The inclusion of roux is why it is thicker than shrimp creole. However, the ingredients of shrimp creole are similar to that of shrimp etouffee, but the former has more ingredients such as tomatoes, pepper, rice, okra. Because of the differences in their ingredients, both have different colors. For shrimp etouffee, its color ranges from brown to orange. On the contrary, the usual color of shrimp creole is red. However, shrimp creole and shrimp etouffee are both delicious.
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Barry Mclean

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Answered Oct 21, 2020

If you have always liked shrimp, you will have a lot of fun checking out the different shrimp dishes that are available. The shrimp etouffee will come with a sauce that will look similar to gravy. While the shrimp creole will also have a type of sauce but you can expect that the sauce will be a bit thinner. Another difference between the two is that shrimp etouffee will use a roux as its main base. If you would check shrimp creole, its main base will be tomatoes. When it comes to spice, you will have a lot of fun trying out shrimp etouffee when you are into spicy food. Shrimp creole can be tolerated more by those who do not like spicy food that much.
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