Shrimp Creole

I’d like to share a recipe with you that’s delicious!  It’s Shrimp Creole!  This is the perfect dish to eat when it’s cold; it’s like soup, but much heartier.  And on top of that, it’s easy to make!  The step that takes the longest is peeling the shrimp, but if you buy your shrimp already peeled, it will be quick to make. It takes me about 30 minutes to prepare this dish, including the rice.  I cook my rice in the microwave in a rice cooker, so it’s super quick to fix.  You’ll need to gather your ingredients: onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic cloves, margarine, tomato sauce water, dried parsley, salt, cayenne pepper, dried bay leaves, shrimp and rice.
Chop 1 1/2 cups onion, 1 cup celery, 1 large bell pepper and 2 garlic cloves (I put these four ingredients in the food processor and pulse until chopped).  Cook in a pot with the margarine until tender.  

Meanwhile peel your raw shrimp.  If you buy raw shrimp frozen, just empty the bag of shrimp in a 
collander and run lukewarm water over them until they are bendable, then peel them.  

Place the parsley, salt and cayenne pepper in a bowl.

Mix the spices together then empty into the pot.  These little spices give this dish the flavor!

Pour in the can of tomato sauce.

Add 2.cups sliced okra (optional).  Put 2 bay leaves and water in the pot and stir.  Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.  Stir in the shrimp.  Heat to boiling, then cover and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes until the shrimp are pink and tender.  Serve with rice.  Enjoy!

1 1/2 c. chopped onion
1 c. chopped celery
1 large bell pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 c. margarine
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1 c. water
2 tsp. parsley
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
2c.okra, sliced (optional)
2 bay leaves
16 oz. cleaned, raw shrimp
3 c. cooked rice
Pulse the onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic in a food processor until chopped.  Put them in a pot with the margarine and cook until tender.  Remove from heat.  Stir in tomato sauce, water and spices.  Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.  Stir in the shrimp.  Heat to boiling, then cover and cook for 20 minutes until the shrimp are pink and tender.  Serve with the cooked rice.  Enjoy!
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  1. These looks like a great idea for a Super Bowl party!! I found your recipe over at the Two Cup Tuesday link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you would come over and share this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it! Here is the link Have a wonderful day!


  2. Oh I love a good recipe. You are after my own heart here. Sounds fantastic. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. Apologies if you had any trouble commenting on my site. I am in the middle of a host transfer as my site kept crashing. #sharewithme

  3. I have never made creole food, but we love shrimp; so I'll have to give it a try! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party at Creative K Kids. I've pinned your post to the Tasty Tuesday's Pinterest board.

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