Shrimp Creole

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 1

Shrimp Creole

You can also use red peppers which is my favorite way to make it.

, November 4, 2011

Ingredients

  • 8-10 Large Shrimp
  • 1/4 cup Celery (1 celery heart)
  • 1/4 cup onion (1/4 med onion)
  • 1/4 cup green pepper (1/4 med pepper)
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 1/4 tsp filé powder
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup chopped okra
  • 1/2 cup rice

Directions

  1. Thaw and shell frozen shrimp.
  2. Thaw frozen okra.
  3. Chop celery, onion, green pepper.
  4. Saute vegetables in olive oil.
  5. Add 1/4 cup water, diced tomatoes, juice from 1/2 lemon, filé powder, salt & pepper, bay leaf, garlic and cayenne pepper.
  6. Bring to a simmer and add okra.
  7. Arrange shrimp in pan. If needed add water to top of shrimp. Simmer while preparing rice.
  8. Prepare 1/2 cup rice according to directions.
  9. Flip shrimp to cook both sides.
  10. Cook until there is only a thick sauce in the pan. Otherwise, it will be runny when you pour it over the rice.
  11. Server over hot rice with tabasco sauce and add filé to taste.
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