{sunday lunch-shrimp creole}

November 1, 2009

Yesterday was great, Mom and I went shopping...and used our new Sam's cards. But on my Mom's way here she saw a guy selling shrimp for about three bucks a pound and decided to buy us some, yum yum. So after my lovely husband cleaned and put the shrimp in freezer bags I decided to find a good recipe for lunch today. This shrimp thing is totally up Jer's ally, he loves sea food, I on the other hand like it but am deathly afraid of getting food poisioning yet again. Paula Dean just so happened to have a simple and easy recipe for Shrimp Creole, and since I have never tried to make it I had to give it a go, and it was delicious!

Shrimp Creole
Recipes courtesy Paula Deen

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup diced green bell peppers
1/2 cup diced onions
1/2 cup diced celery
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 (14-ounces) can tomatoes
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon white sugar
Salt and pepper
1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined shrimp
Green onions, for garnish
Preheat crock pot on high.

In fry pan, heat olive oil. Add peppers, onions and celery. Cook until softened. Add chili powder and saute until caramelized. Remove from heat and pour into crock pot. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, hot sauce, Worcestershire, white sugar, salt and pepper.

Cook for 3 hours. Add shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes. Serve over rice. Top with chopped green onions.

This recipe so super easy and I already had the majority of the ingredients on hand. I totally forgot to add the green onions at the end though, we attacked the food when it was ready. After we ate lunch Ashley, Philip, Jeremy, and I went to the Christmas Open House in Antique Ally. The poor guys were probably ready to jump in front of a car by the time we went home, I know Jer was prolly ready to throw me in front of one because when the boys caught up with us he grabed my hand and jingled the car keys{haha}. There were about thirty things I wanted, maybe ole Jer will get a good Christmas hint. Or even better...he may get a few antique things from Santa.

1 comment:

  1. That looks DELISH! And so did the Beef Wellington. I think you may actually be inspiring me to cook something other than spaghetti! LOL. Imagine that?

    Happy blogversary, btw!