Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tasty Tuesday--Lightened Shrimp Creole

Happy Fat Tuesday!

This is what I will be making for dinner tonight in honor of the holiday...
Recipe and picture from Skinnytaste
I will replace it with my picture tonight after dinner.
And let's face it....it's not going to be as beautiful as this!

Shrimp Creole
from Skinnytaste

2 tsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 14oz. can diced tomatoes
1 8oz. can tomato sauce
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon flour
2 tablespoons water
1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp hot sauce
1 medium scallion, sliced
2 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
salt to taste

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, and celery and saute until tender. Add tomatoes and tomato sauce, cayenne pepper, Cajun seasoning, and bay leaf and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low--simmer 20 to 30 minutes.
Make a slurry of the flour and water and stir into the tomato mixture. Continue cooking another 5 minutes. Lightly season the shrimp with the Cajun seasoning and add immediately to the tomato mixture. Add Worcestershire and hot sauce, stir together. Cook for another 5-6 minutes--until shrimp is opaque and cooked through.

I'm serving mine over quinoa. Might have rice as a back-up plan, though!

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