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Shrimp Creole (Aunt Ola Fain) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Molly Graham
Added: Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 or 4 Tbsp. cooking oil
1/2 c. each of onion and bell pepper, chopped
1/4 c. diced celery
1 bay leaf
Dash of red pepper and garlic powder
Salt to taste
1 can tomato paste
1 can tomato sauce
2 1/2 c. water
1 pound medium-sized fresh, peeled and deveined shrimp

Directions:
Directions:
Cook onion, celery, and bell pepper in oil until tender. Add all other ingredients and cook slowly about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. Simmer until ready to serve. Add shrimp at the last minute and cook until shrimp are pink and tender. If this is too acid, add a little sugar or sweet basil. I Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce is good, too.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Our Great-Aunt Ola (Pop's mother's sister) was from Texas, and we always loved seeing her when she came for a visit. This is her recipe, a fabulous spicy and savory shrimp dish. All you need is a salad and bread, and you'll be famous!

 

 

 

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