Shrimp Creole

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Shrimp Creole

Make sure the shrimp is fresh and do it like they do in Nawlins. This is a great Shrimp Creole Recipe straight from the low country!

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 5 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 6-8 green onions chopped
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery chopped
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper chopped
  • 1 - 8- oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 can water or more if necessary
  • 1 tablespoon Worchester sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Tobasco sauce
  • crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 3-4 pounds shrimp peeled and deveined

Instructions

  • Preheat a deep skillet.
  • Make a roux. Add the 5 tablespoons of shortening. When melted add 5 tablespoons flour and cook on medium heat, stirring constantly to avoid scorching. Cook until the mixture is a rich brown color, about 15 minutes.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients except the shrimp. Simmer for about 30 minutes, then cover, bring to a boil and season to taste.
  • Add the shrimp and cook about 8 minutes or until the shrimp has turned pink. Serve over hot, fluffy rice.

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