7/9/19 O&A NYC DINNER FOR TWO: True Shrimp Creole

Shrimp Creole, a true Cajun dish, this recipe is even better if refrigerated overnight to allow all the flavors to blend.


1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
4 bay leaves
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
2 pounds fresh or frozen uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
Hot cooked rice


1.In a large heavy skillet, combine flour and oil until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until flour is a rich deep brown. Add onion, green pepper and celery; cook until vegetables are tender, 5-6 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in next 6 ingredients. Cover and simmer until heated through, 4-5 minutes.

2.Add shrimp. Simmer, uncovered, until shrimp turn pink, 5-6 minutes. Discard bay leaves. Serve with rice or grits.

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