SHRIMP CREOLE

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Shrimp Creole... Mmmmmmmm. Make your house smell like voodoo magic!
Okay. Maybe not.
But it will smell amazing and the taste is just as mind blowing.  After your first bite, you'll start hearing jazz music and feel like you're sitting down in New Orleans.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped green bell peppers
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 can 28oz whole peeled tomatoes
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup chicken stock (Or shrimp- if available) 
  • 2 pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 1 tbsp slap ya mama cajun seasoning
  • 1/4-1/2 cup green onions
  • 4 cups cooked white long-grain rice


Directions: 

  • In a large pan, melt 1 stick of butter
  • Add onions, bell pepper and celery to the pan
  • Season with salt and cayenne
  • Saute them until soft  
  • Put the bay leaves, tomatoes and garlic powder in the pan
  • Cook on high and then bring to a simmer for 15 minutes
  • Whisk the flour and water together and add to the tomato sauce in the pan
  • Cook for 5 minutes
  • Add the chicken stock
  • Season shrimp with slap ya mama seasoning and toss around to coat them
  • Add the shrimp to the pan and cook until they are pink and done (about 7-8 minutes) 
  • Stir in green onions
  • Serve over rice