This delicious recipe for Shrimp Étouffée pairs perfectly with Figurative Metaphor.




  • 2 Tablespoon(s) Butter
  • 2 Cup(s) Frozen bell pepper and onion blend
  • 3 Tablespoon(s) Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon(s) McCormick® Oregano Leaves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon(s) McCormick® Whole Thyme Leaves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon(s) McCormick® Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 Cup(s) Chicken broth
  • 1 Can (14 1/2 ounces) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 Cup(s) Tomato paste
  • 1 Pound(s) Large shrimp, peeled and deveined


1. Melt butter in large saucepan on medium heat. Add bell pepper blend; cook and stir 5 minutes. Sprinkle with flour and spices. Cook and stir 1 minute.

2. Gradually stir in broth, diced tomatoes and tomato paste until blended. Add shrimp; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until shrimp turn pink and liquid has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes. Serve over cooked rice, if desired.

*Recipe and Photo Courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc.