Shrimp Creole

1
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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

How to Make Shrimp Creole

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.

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About Shrimp Creole

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