Peeling Apart the Segregated Past

Feb 16, 2011

Shrimp Creole
From Woodstoves to Microwaves

2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 large onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons green pepper, minced
1 tablespoon flour
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1 1/2 to 2 cans water
Pinch of thyme
2 tablespoons parsley
2 pounds shrimp, cleaned
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Heat oil over medium heat; add onion and cook until soft (about 6 to 8 minutes). Stir in garlic and green pepper; saut for 2 minutes. Blend in flour. Add sauce and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in water, thyme, parsley, shrimp, salt, pepper and cayenne. Cover and simmer 30 minutes. Serve over rice. Yield 4 servings

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