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Shrimp Creole Recipe

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Cathy Smith


1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp, cut in half
2 Tbsp butter
1 sweet onion (Vidalia), diced
1 bell pepper diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 can medium heat Rotel
1 can mild heat Rotel
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1 Tbsp Worcestershire
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/8 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
1 bunch fresh thyme
Salt and pepper
Old Bay
Creole seasoning
Hot sauce to taste

2 cups Shrimp stock (see recipe below) or chicken broth can be substituted. Use low sodium so you can adjust seasoning.
Shells and tails from shrimp
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 garlic cloves
1 lemon sliced
2 bay leaves
3 sprig of thyme
1 tsp black peppercorns

Cooked white rice

To make Shrimp Stock: Add all ingredients in large pot and add 6 cups of water. Bring to boil and then lower to simmer for 45 minutes to one hour. Begin creole while your stock is simmering. Strain stock through fine strainer.

Melt the butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add 1/2 of sweet onions (Vidalia if available) and stir until golden brown. Add the other half of the sweet onion, celery and bell pepper, reduce heat to medium and season with 1 tsp creole seasoning and t tsp Old Bay. Cook until soft. Add both cans of Rotel, diced tomatoes and pinch of salt. Simmer 10 minutes. Add shrimp stock or chicken broth, garlic, bay leaves, pepper, fresh thyme bundle. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer 30-45 mins. Add Worcestershire and additional salt, Creole seasoning and Old Bay to taste. Old Bay is salty so don't add too much salt. If you like your sauce a little thicker, bring to a boil and add (1 Tbsp corn starch mixed with 2 Tbsp water) and stir until thickened. Add shrimp and simmer 5 minutes or until shrimp are pink. Don't over cook them.
Serve over cooked white rice and garnish with green onion and chopped fresh parsley.

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90 minutes
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This is a favorite of Chris' and all of his Isle of Hope buddies!




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