I loved this recipe. My suggestions are to make sure you use the freshest ingredients. Especially for the shrimp. Buy it fresh, the cheap frozen kind will turn out a little rubbery and ruin a great recipe. And donâ€™t skimp on the rice, because it is what make the dish even more delisious. Also, I didn't add the cornstarch. Instead, I used a ladel and got the juice out and used it as a soup. My wife loved it and I thickened my etouffe.
Very good! I left out the oil listed at the end, and mine was quite thick without using the cornstarch and water mixture. I also left out the chives. I used smoked sweet paprika and I loved the subtle sweetness that it along with the brown sugar gave. A definite keeper!