Shrimp Gravy

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  • 1 pound small shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. Combine shrimp, salt, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, and pepper in a mixing bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  2. Cook bacon in a skillet until crisp. Drain, reserving drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon, and set aside. Add flour to hot bacon drippings; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 10 minutes or until roux is the color of a copper penny. Add onion, celery, and green pepper; simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Add shrimp, remaining garlic powder, and water to cover, stirring well. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thickened. Add crumbled bacon; stir well. Serve over rice.
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