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Excellent Shrimp Creole

Excellent Shrimp Creole

  • Prep

    1 h
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 30 m
CHRISTYT

CHRISTYT

This is the best recipe I have found for Creole. It was given to me by a Cajun. You will not be disappointed! (I sometimes substitute frozen peeled cooked shrimp and it comes out great).

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  • Calories:
  • 583 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 28.7 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.5g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 50.6 g
  • 101%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 345 mg
  • 115%
  • Sodium:
  • 796 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, pour in oil and flour to make a roux. Cook together until smooth, stirring constantly, but do not brown.
  2. Stir in onions and saute for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic, celery, bell pepper, bay leaves, lemon juice, tomato paste, tomatoes and shrimp. Add enough water just to cover.
  3. Cook slowly until shrimp are pink and tender; stirring occasionally. Season with salt, pepper, chili powder and hot sauce to taste.
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Bebe
56

Bebe

9/30/2007

REVISED REVEIW Go Saints! Yes I'm from Nawlins myself and this is a good recipe except this way too much roux.That's the amount I use to cook a gumbo for 8-10 people!Try 1/4 that amount and brown it to a light tan color or even darker. Otherwise the end result will be way too floury and thick. I like to used chopped fresh tomatoes, especially in summer. I also add a little dry white wine. If you don't use Cajun seasonings add salt, black and red pepper to taste.PLUS chopped fresh basil and 1/2-1 tsp thymne. Adjust seasonings to taste after the ingredients have a chance to marry. Put your favorite Cajun Hot Sauce on the table.

CRAZZAYGIRRL
23

CRAZZAYGIRRL

10/10/2003

i served this at a dinner party, people either raved or didnt like it. not because it wasnt good but because it was to spicey for the taste buds. As a person who loves spicy food i gave two thumbs up!!!!!

KYNTHIA
16

KYNTHIA

12/28/2003

Wow! Sooooooo yummy! I didn't have 3 pounds of shrimp so I added some chicken breast also... It made so much we ate it all week! And believe me, it was so good I didn't mind one bit ;) I will make this a regular meal.

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