Thursday, June 6, 2013

Creole Shrimp

I wasn't going to post this recipe. We made it earlier this week at about 7pm. We were starving. The recipe was in a Cooking Light magazine from a few months ago. I thought it looks interesting but it called for Creole or Cajun season. I had neither. I think spices are super expensive so I tend to shy away from recipe require a new one, particularly a blend.

Fast forward to more recently and I got two sample packets of Cajun seasoning.  The recipe suddenly got way more interesting. Besides peeling and deveining the shrimp this recipe was very quick to come together and uses only one pan. Always a good thing.

To make things even easier we served the shrimp with bread. Rice is also doable. The sauce is there but very thick the rice would soak it right up. I enjoyed wiping my bowl clean with the bread.

Creole Shrimp and Rice

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: saute entree shrimp
Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 3/4 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat.

Sprinkle shrimp evenly with Creole seasoning and red pepper. Add shrimp to pan and sauté 3 minutes or until pink, stirring occasionally. Remove from pan.

Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion, green peppers and garlic to pan; sauté 5 minutes.

Combine milk and flour in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add milk mixture to pan; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium; cook 3 minutes or until slightly thickened.

Add tomatoes and black pepper to pan; cook 2 minutes or until tomatoes are tender. Stir in shrimp.

Serve with rice or bread.
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  1. A light and delicious dish :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. Looks like a great dish. Glad you decided to make it after all. :)

  3. looks healthy! my son must love it!


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