Recipe

Recipe Recipe By Healthy Eating For Families

 New Orleans Shrimp Creole 

6 Servings

Prep Time = 10 minutes

Cooking Time = 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup hot water
  • ½ cup chopped green onions and tops
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt, optional
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoon crushed thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen shrimp, thawed and tails removed
  • 1 lemon slice per person optional

Directions:

  1. In large (13-inch) pan, melt unsalted butter over medium heat.  Use a whisk to blend in the flour until it turns a caramel-brown color, whisking  constantly for about 10 minutes.  Add the water gradually; cook until thick, whisking constantly for another 5 minutes.
  2.  Add green onions, garlic, bell pepper, salt (if using), bay leaves, thyme, cayenne pepper, tomato sauce, and shrimp.  Cover, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes stirring occasionally.   Remove bay leaves and serve over brown rice.  Garnish with lemon slices and a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

Nutritional Information per Serving (1 cup without rice): 194 calories, 14.5 grams protein, 8.5 grams carbohydrate, 11 grams fat, 6.5 grams saturated fat, 148 milligrams cholesterol, 1 gram fiber, 772 milligram sodium