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Shrimp Creole Recipe

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Lee Thomas
Added: Sunday, August 9, 2009


2 pounds (36-40count) shell on Louisiana shrimp
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup oil
1 onion, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
1 large bell pepper, chopped
4 large, fresh Creole tomatoes, peeled and seeded or 1 16 ounce can of tomatoes
2 teaspoon thyme
1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
2 cups shrimp stock
3 bay leaves
salt to taste
pepper to taste
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 bunch green onions, finely chopped
Louisiana hot sauce to taste

1. Peel shrimp, place in a bowl,, season with 1 tablespoon of Creole seasoning and reserve.
2. Make shrimp stock by boiling shrimp shells and vegetable parings, except for green pepper. Strain and reserve.

3. Make a dark roux with the flour and oil, cooking together to a milk chocolate brown.

4. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes, until roux has darkened to bittersweet chocolate brown.

5. Add celery and bell pepper and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

6. Add diced tomatoes and stock. Cook together for 5 minutes.

7. Add herbs and garlic. Simmer together for 10 minutes or more.

8. Five minutes before serving, add green onions and marinated shrimp.

9. Adjust seasoning to taste. Serve over rice.

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