Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mom's Homemade Shrimp Creole Recipe

My mom is a really good cook, especially when it comes to seafood and fish. Over the years, she has treated us to some really creative and unique seafood dishes, so today, I thought I would share with all of you her homemade shrimp creole recipe. This is a semi-spicy dish, so I don't think really young children would like it.

Mom's Homemade Shrimp Creole Recipe

1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup celery, diced
1 small clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup water
2 cups canned tomatoes
2 cups canned peas
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 cups cooked medium-sized shrimp
4 cups cooked white rice

In a large saucepan, saute the chopped onions, sliced mushrooms, celery and minced garlic in melted butter until tender. (about 6 to 7 minutes over medium-high heat). Stir in the all-purpose flour, salt, granulated sugar, ground chili powder and water. Simmer mixture over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add in the canned tomatoes, peas and vinegar. Simmer over medium heat for an additional 10 minutes. Stir in the cook shrimp (shells removed) and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Remove and serve immediately over white rice.

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