Shrimp Creole

Shrimp Creole

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    pound of medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1

    tablespoon of olive oil

  • 1

    tablespoon of unsalted butter

  • 1

    medium onion, chopped

  • 1

    small green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1

    stalk of celery, chopped

  • ½

    teaspoon salt

  • ¼

    teaspoon of cayenne pepper

  • 1

    tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1

    bay leaf

  • 1

    28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes, not drained

  • 1

    tablespoon of all-purpose flour

  • 3

    tablespoons of chicken broth (or shrimp broth, if you can find it/make it!)

  • ½

    teaspoon of Cajun or Creole seasoning, to taste

  • Couple dashes of Worcestershire sauce

  • Couple dashes of hot sauce, to taste

  • 1

    green onion, sliced

  • 1

    tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

  • Cooked rice

Directions

If not purchased already peeled and deveined, peel and devein the shrimp and pat them dry with paper towels. Set them aside for now Put a large skillet over medium heat and add the butter and olive oil. Once heated, then add the onion, green pepper, and celery and sauté for about 5 minutes until they are all tender. Then, add the crushed tomatoes, salt, cayenne pepper, garlic, and bay leaf and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until reduced and thickened, for about 30 minutes. In a small dish, stir the flour and chicken broth (or shrimp broth/stock) and then stir this into the tomato mixture. Cook for another 5 minutes. Sprinkle the shrimp with the Cajun/Creole seasoning and add them to the tomato mixture. Add the Worcestershire and hot sauces and stir everything together. Cook the mixture for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the shrimp start to look opaque and cooked all the way through. Stir in the green onion and parsley and let the entire mixture get heated all the way through. Once hot enough, serve the mixture over hot rice.


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