Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  432
  • Protein  27 g
  • Carbohydrates  54 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  163 mg
  • Sodium  294 mg
  • Potassium  522 mg
  • Phosphorus  323 mg
  • Calcium  127 mg
  • Fiber  2.5 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 3 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Decrease the cayenne pepper to 1/4 teaspoon or less if you prefer less heat.
  • Remember to limit fluids, even though this dish is lower in salt, spicy food may lead to excessive fluid intake. Use ice in drinks to minimize fluid intake or reduce cayenne pepper in the recipe as needed.
  • Measuring out all of the ingredients first before starting is recommended, so not to be frantically preparing ingredients while cooking. 
  • This dish can be a little expensive, especially if seafood is not readily accessible. Ingredients can generally be found at a local grocery store.
  • For a healthy twist with full flavor, Daniel recommends Land o’ Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt instead of regular butter.
  • If fresh crab is unavailable try Blue Star® pouch lump meat. It tastes fresher that canned crab.
  • 2 cups regular long grain white rice yields 6 cups cooked. If you use converted (parboiled) rice or medium or short grain rice refer to package instructions for correct portion to make 6 cups cooked rice.
  • For people with diabetes you can decrease rice to 1/2 cup. This lowers the carbohydrate to 32 grams. Count as 2 carbohydrate choices.

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Spicy Seafood Étouffée

I just used shrimp, no crab, was still delicious!

Sep. 26, 2015, 4:31 PM
Spicy Seafood Étouffée
williamk says:

This sounds very good. I gotta show wife finite! Thanks

Aug. 24, 2013, 10:26 AM
Spicy Seafood Étouffée
MGD2Lite says:

wow...I must have missed this recipe somehow! I've been CRAVING this and figuring I SHOULD be able to make it Kidney Safe...just haven't tackled it...BUT...I'm CKD..any SUGGESTIONS on how to make this CKD??? Well, besides just Reducing the portion? Maybe Cut back on Protein...maybe 3/4 lb. of shrimp and 5 ounce of Crab? It's the Phosphorus Number that concerns me the MOST...what's causing it to be so HIGH? Everything else, Potassium, sodium, I can it the WHOLE cup of RICE thats driving the Phos. number that high? Thanks for your ...! Dietitian comment: the 3 major phosphorus sources and shrimp, rice, then crab. If you decrease the amount of any of these ingredients it will decrease phosphorus and protein content. 3/4 pound shrimp, 5 oz crab and 4-1/2 cups rice brings protein to 21 grams and posphorus 258 mg.

Aug. 11, 2013, 1:52 AM

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