In French, the word etouffee literally means "smothered," which is a good way to describe this Cajun dish, as it is basically smothered crawfish over rice. Although other forms of seafood may be used, a true etouffee should be made with crawfish. Crawfish Etouffee at DEANDELUCA.com is a true representation, a thick seafood stew served over white rice. Its rich color and flavor come from finely chopped vegetables cooked over low heat in a dark roux (flour browned in butter). Our etouffee serves 3-4, and is sure to please.