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Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 190 Posts
January 6, 2014

Serve over rice.Growing up in the Deep South, I enjoyed the many seafood dishes my father made including crawfish or seafood gumbo, shrimp stuffed bell peppers, squash and shrimp, and piles of boiled crab and shrimp. Another dish he made often, because it is quick and easy was his version of shrimp creole. This is a variation on that long ago meal.

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Total Time: 20-25 minutes, not including peeling shrimp

Yield: 5-6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp, cut in half crosswise ($5.00)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cans petite diced tomatoes ($2.00)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1-2 tsp Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning, depending on spicy level desired
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • Louisiana hot sauce, optional
  • 1 small to medium bell pepper, chopped (I didn't have one so made without)

Serve over rice.

Steps:

  1. Peel and devein shrimp. Mine were sold already deveined. Cut in half, if desired. I did to spread them out in the sauce more evenly.
  2. Peeled shrimp.
     
    Shrimp cut in half.
     
  3. Peel and chop onion (and bell pepper).
  4. Cook onion (and bell pepper) in olive oil until onion is translucent and bell pepper begins to soften.
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  6. Add shrimp and cook until they turn pink.
  7. Cooking shrimp.
     
  8. Add tomatoes, garlic powder, Tony's, oregano, and bay leaf.
    Stir to blend.
  9. After addition of tomatoes and spices.
     
  10. Bring to a boil then cover and simmer for 15 -20 minutes.
  11. Serve over rice. Enjoy.
  12. Steaming dish of creole shrimp stew.
     
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Gold Post Medal for All Time! 846 Posts
April 16, 2012

One of the very few dishes I've never even tried tasting before is Shrimp Creole. Well, a neighbor of mine brought some over yesterday afternoon.

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I liked it so much that I asked for his recipe and am sharing it here with you.

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October 28, 2010

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
July 27, 2008

Saute' first 3 ingredients in bacon drippings until onions are golden. Add tomato paste, tomatoes, seasonings and herbs.

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Simmer for about 40 minutes until thickened. Add shrimp and salt. Simmer for 15 minutes.

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