22 February 2012

Shrimp Creole

I know everyone knows yesterday was Fat Tuesday and even though I’m not from the south I made a Cajun dish that was delish! I got the recipe from skinnytaste.com. I changed a few things from her recipe but it was delicious and spicy. It wasn’t too spicy but it had some heat. You could add more heat if you like it really spicy. You see, I love spicy foods but I hate that I have to drink like 6 cups of water and start sweating just to get through one plate of food but every time we used to eat out I was always going for the spicy foods. So back to Fat Tuesday, I’ve always wanted to go to Mardi Gras but since my hubby is a school teacher looks like we won’t be going until we retire and by then, well, I probably won’t be up to drinking and going crazy! HAHA So I thought I would bring a little Mardi Gras to our table. I hope you guys enjoy this and please give it a try because you are going to fall in love with it!

Servings: 4
Total Time: 40 minutes

§  2 teaspoons EVOO
§  ½ cup chopped onion
§  1 cup chopped green bell pepper
§  ½ cup chopped celery
§  14 ounce can diced tomatoes
§  8 ounce can tomato sauce
§  ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
§  ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning
§  1 tablespoon corn starch
§  2 tablespoons water
§  1 pound large, frozen shrimp
§  2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
§  2 teaspoons hot sauce
§  Salt to taste.

1.       In a large skillet heat oil on medium heat. Add onions, pepper and celery sauté until tender.
2.       Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, cayenne pepper, Cajun seasoning, bring to boil.
3.       Cover and reduce heat to low, simmer about 20-30 minutes.
4.       Mix water and cornstarch in small bowl, when well combined mix  in tomato sauce, cook another 5 minutes.
5.       Lightly season shrimp with Cajun seasoning and add to tomato sauce. Add Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce. Cook another 5 minutes.
6.       Serve with rice and enjoy!

Nutritional Information
¼  shrimp mixture (rice not included)
Calories: 212
Fat: 5g
Protein: 8g
Carbohydrates: 17g

NOTE: I used frozen shrimp that was already cooked. I just defrosted it as package directed.
Enjoy a healthy happy life! J

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