Shrimp Creole

Celebrate Mardi Gras with this southern-style, Louisiana dish.  Not only is this dinner delicious, but it’s healthy and easy to put together.  Serve over a bed of white rice for a dinner fit for Fat Tuesday.  Recipe serves 4.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour (or 1 teaspoon cornstarch for gluten-free)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 green onion, sliced

What you’ll do:

  • In a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the onion, green pepper, celery and garlic.  Saute until tender.
  • Add the tomatoes and the tomato sauce, cayenne pepper, Cajun seasoning and the bay leaf.  Bring to a boil, cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Mix together the flour and the water in a small bowl.  Stir into the tomato mixture and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Toss the shrimp with a sprinkle of Cajun seasoning and add to the tomato mixture.
  • Add the Worcestershire sauce and the hot sauce; stir to combine.
  • Cook for another 5 or 6 minutes, or until the shrimp opaque and cooked through.
  • Serve over rice with the green onion slices.

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So what are you waiting for…Get dinner on the table.


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