New Orleans Style Shrimp Creole

New Orleans Style Shrimp Creole

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. Butter unsalted
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 C. Celery chopped
  • 1 Bell pepper chopped
  • 2 tsp. Minced garlic
  • 3 Tbsp. All purpose flour
  • 14 oz. Chicken broth
  • 8 oz. Tomato sauce
  • 1 ½ lb. Medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • Salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste
  • Rice to serve over

Instructions

  1. Heat the butter and oil in a large deep sided skillet on the stove over medium heat.
  2. Add the vegetables to the skillet and saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetable mixture, and stir to combine. Continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes, careful not to burn the flour.
  4. Whisk in the broth and tomato paste, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Add the shrimp and bay leaves to the skillet, cover, and cook for another 20 minutes.
  6. Let rest for 10-15 minutes before serving over rice.
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