Shrimp Creole

Leah Stacey

By
@CookingMaven

I love southern food and one of the best southern food is Cajun food. This is a really great traditional Creole recipe. Tip: you can use frozen shrimp if fresh shrimp is not available in your area. Just thaw before cooking.


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Serves:
4-6

Ingredients

5 Tbsp
butter
1 large
green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 medium
sized onion, finely chopped
2
celery ribs, finely chopped
2 Tbsp
all-purpose flour
1 large
bay leaf
2 c
chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 tsp
worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1/2 tsp
sugar
1 tsp
salt
6
drops of tabasco sauce or more if desired
2 lb
shrimp, peeled and deveined
white rice, cooked

Step-By-Step

1Melt the butter in a large, heavy skillet and add the bell pepper, onion, and celery. Saute for about 5 minutes, until limp.

2Add the flour, stirring until brown. (making a roux)

3Add all the other ingredients except the shrimp and rice. Stir until the mixture reaches a low boil and begins to thicken. Reduce the heat to simmer, cover, and cook for about 20 minutes to blend the flavor.

4Just before serving, add the shrimp to the sauce and stir just until they are pink but still firm, about 3 minutes.

5Remove the bay leaf and spoon the shrimp and vegetables over the white rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood
Hashtags: #spice, #cajun, #new, #Orleans