If you are using pre-cooked shrimp, they may be added at the end.

Shrimp Creole

If you are using pre-cooked shrimp, they may be added at the end.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 sweet pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups tomatoes, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Hot sauce, to taste
  • Rice, 4 servings

Directions

Sauté the onions, garlic, celery and sweet pepper in butter; season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook 2 to 4 minutes; add the tomatoes, thyme, basil, bay leaf, lemon juice and hot sauce. Simmer 10 to 15 minutes. Add shrimp and parsley, cook 5 to 7 minutes until the shrimp is done. Serve over rice.

Serves 4.

Photo by Galen Ludwick Harris