Broiled Sole with Shrimp Creole Sauce

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Ingredients

1/2 cup olive oil, divided
2 cups diced onion
1 1/2 cups diced celery
1 1/2 cups sliced green onions (about 1 bunch)
1 1/2 cups diced green bell pepper
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon hot sauce
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 pound small shrimp, peeled and deveined
6 (6-ounce) sole or flounder fillets
1 tablespoon seafood seasoning
1/4 cup dry white wine (optional)

Preparation

Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a large saucepan. Sauté onion and celery in oil 5 minutes. Add green onions and bell pepper; sauté 5 minutes. Add garlic and next 7 ingredients; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in bay leaves and next 3 ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 1 hour.

Add shrimp. Cover and cook 6 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Remove bay leaves. Set aside, keeping warm.

Place fish fillets in a lightly greased roasting pan. Stir together remaining 1/4 cup oil and seafood seasoning in a small bowl. Brush fish with seasoning mixture. Pour wine over fish, if desired.

Broil 3 inches from heat 5 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. Spoon Shrimp Creole Sauce evenly onto 6 plates, and place fish on top.

January 2004
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