Shrimp Etouffee from New Orleans
When you've been writing a food blog long enough (since 2009 in my case) you often wonder if it's been going on too long. If there is anyone this still matters to. After all, the world have moved on to tik tok videos and insta food videos that provide instant gratification.
I began writing this blog years ago for my boys, when they were little. I wanted them to always have our family recipes on their finger tips. But they're young adults now with their own interests, uni, careers ahead of them and I have no idea if they will ever use it as a resource.
And of course I write because I love to cook even though work has taken over everything (the joys of owning a small business) and love to teach even more. Simply put, it once gave me purpose. Today, it fulfils me.
Weave A Thousand Flavors became a springing board to my niche culinary travel company, WEAVE A THOUSAND JOURNEYS and as we continued to grow and expand into a luxury bespoke travel company, this blog has taken a bit of a back seat so I now post when I can.
But then out of the blue once in a while, you receive a lovely message like this one I received today from a lady, Carol-Ann W who says,
" Hi Devaki, love your recipes! I was wondering if you could repost (or send to me) your absolutely amazing shrimp etoufee recipe…..the link say it’s from 2015. I saved it in Pinterest and LOVE it, but the link says it’s no longer available. I get a 404 error message. I’ve searched your website and Facebook and couldn’t find it there either.
This is our absolute favourite recipe and I’ve tried others, but they do not measure up. Thank you for sharing the recipe…."