Among the many hurricane stories in store owner Anne’s family, the shrimp stew tale takes the cake. Anne was caring for her mother Betty Jo during hurricane Isaac and preparing her mom’s favorite shrimp stew. The flood water rose very fast and before their eyes to their knees. Their exit was just as swift. Hours later, evacuated at her aunt’s house, when handed a ham sandwich, Anne’s mother sweetly asked, “Where is the shrimp stew?”
This recipe is a South Louisiana start-it-with-a-roux standard. Anne remembers that her mother added potatoes to stretch the dish and served it with big helpings of steaming rice.
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