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Simple Shrimp Creole

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
The children love Kris's mild shrimp Creole. Add more Cajun seasoning and red pepper if you like it spicier. Serve rice, salad, and hot sauce on the side.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 pound peeled, medium-size fresh shrimp
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice

How to Make It

  1. Sauté first 4 ingredients in hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat 5 minutes or until onion is tender; gradually stir in flour until smooth. Stir in tomatoes and next 5 ingredients. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes. Stir in shrimp, and cook 5 more minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Remove and discard bay leaves. Serve over hot cooked rice.

  2. Chicken Creole: Prepare recipe as directed, substituting 1 pound boned and skinned chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces, for shrimp. Cook chicken an additional 5 minutes or until done. Proceed as directed. Prep: 15 min., Cook: 35 min.