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What to serve with Shrimp Étouffée ?

I have an overnight guest this week. She is eating low cal/low fat. Any ideas what to serve with my shrimp dish? Sides, dessert, whatever. Thanks.

asked by Dona almost 5 years ago
8 answers 2946 views
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boulangere

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added almost 5 years ago

I don't usually serve a side as such with étouffé because it's over rice. But a good salad might be right in line with her eating regime. And grilled stone fruit with a dollop of whipped cream would be lovely.

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added almost 5 years ago

Definitely a salad, especially one with lots of tomatoes, since the gorgeous, delectable, heirlooms are in season. As boulangere suggests, perhaps the tomatoes could be grilled with your choice of herbs. Just sprinkle with a high-quality balsamic vinegar, and you have a healthful side with no fat and is very low in calories. If her calorie count allows it, a slice boiled egg would make the tomato salad pretty.

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pierino

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added almost 5 years ago

Nothing more than good quality bread followed by seasonal fruit. I guess cornmeal fried okra won't work here.

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added almost 5 years ago

Good suggestions, thanks. Uh...no fried okra this time, but it sure sounds good.

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boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added almost 5 years ago

Cornmeal fried okra = bliss.

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added almost 5 years ago

Most of the recipes for Shrimp Étouffée that I have seen have quite a bit of fat in them. You may want to consider Shrimp Creole instead. Just a thought. This is also usually served over rice and would be great with a salad, a good loaf of crusty bread and a simple fruit dessert.

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added almost 5 years ago

Helen, the recipe I use is only 300 calories per serving so I think will work for her. With bread and a salad I think it will be plenty. I made lemon sorbet for dessert, serving with little cookies.

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added almost 5 years ago

I think a delicate simple green salad, with butter lettuce maybe, would be great.