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n. pl. é·touf·fées (-fā′)
A spicy Cajun stew of vegetables and seafood, especially crayfish or shrimp.

[Louisiana French, from French (à l')étouffée, stewed, alteration (influenced by étouffer, to smother) of étuvée, past participle of étuver, to stew, from Old French estuver; see stew.]
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(Cookery) a spicy Cajun stew
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Menu has peel and eat shrimp, corn on the cob, Chicken Etoufee, gumbo and bread pudding; music by Creole Stomp, 2-5 p.m.
If luck was in, a pleased smile would greet you, as if to say, "I told you so, do what I tell you and it comes right," and then, "Plus loin, plus loin," and he would sing himself the next phrase, "Liegt eine Burg, die Monsalvat genannt." How hopeless to try to get the sort of ripae ulterioris amor, very simple, very personal, but all accomplished by a definite technique: a tiny upward portamento, a half-smothered "M," a sudden piano, his marvelous voix etoufee; it was like a recipe, shake the bottle and apply the Elixir of Life.
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Preparation of a dark roux for gumbo and etoufee is probably the most complicated procedure in Cajun cuisine, involving slowly cooking fat and flour, constantly stirring for about 15-45 minutes (depending on the desired color) until the mixture has darkened and develops a nutty flavor.
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