How to Cook Shrimp Creole

Here is another simple and delicious meal. I have also included some details on how to shell shrimp quickly.

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How to Cook Shrimp Creole Recipe
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Gather your ingredients

Gather your ingredients

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Dice 2 cups of onions

Dice 2 cups of onions

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Chop three stalks of celery

Chop three stalks of celery

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Heat skillet and 1-2 tbsp of butter flavored Crisco to sauté the vegetables. You can use butter or vegetable oil.

Heat skillet and 1-2 tbsp of butter flavored Crisco to sauté the vegetables. You can use butter or vegetable oil.

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Add chopped onion and garlic to heated skillet

Add chopped onion and garlic to heated skillet

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Add celery and sauté until soft

Add celery and sauté until soft

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Add can of diced tomatoes with the liquid

Add can of diced tomatoes with the liquid

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Add tomato sauce.

Add tomato sauce.

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Add 1tbsp tomato paste.

Add 1tbsp tomato paste.

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Add 1tbsp of Worcestershire  sauce.

Add 1tbsp of Worcestershire sauce.

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Add 1 tsp sugar. This helps to cut the acidity of the tomatoes.

Add 1 tsp sugar. This helps to cut the acidity of the tomatoes.

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Add 2tsp chili powder. I recommend using a good quality spice. It makes a big difference in cooking when quality spices are used.

Add 2tsp chili powder. I recommend using a good quality spice. It makes a big difference in cooking when quality spices are used.

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Stir everything together and let simmer for at least 30 minutes. During this time you can peel the shrimp, make the rice, toss a salad and slice some bread.

Stir everything together and let simmer for at least 30 minutes. During this time you can peel the shrimp, make the rice, toss a salad and slice some bread.

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To cook the rice, bring 2 cups of salted water to a boil.

To cook the rice, bring 2 cups of salted water to a boil.

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While the water is coming to a boil rinse your rice thoroughly. This removes a lot of extra starch that causes rice to become really sticky.

While the water is coming to a boil rinse your rice thoroughly. This removes a lot of extra starch that causes rice to become really sticky.

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Add rice to boiling water, cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes. Resist the urge to lift the lid and check the rice during the 15 minutes. It will affect the texture of the rice.

Add rice to boiling water, cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes. Resist the urge to lift the lid and check the rice during the 15 minutes. It will affect the texture of the rice.

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Now that the rice is cooking and the sauce is simmering, lets prep the shrimp. To devein shrimp make a shallow cut along the entire back and remove the black line. Then pinch the feet in the middle

Now that the rice is cooking and the sauce is simmering, lets prep the shrimp. To devein shrimp make a shallow cut along the entire back and remove the black line. Then pinch the feet in the middle

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When you pinch and gently pull, the top half of the shell will come loose.

When you pinch and gently pull, the top half of the shell will come loose.

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Now pinch just above the tail where the meat ends and gently pull the meat out.

Now pinch just above the tail where the meat ends and gently pull the meat out.

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It should look like this.

It should look like this.

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After the rice is cooked and just before serving, add the raw shrimp to the sauce and mix thoroughly.

After the rice is cooked and just before serving, add the raw shrimp to the sauce and mix thoroughly.

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Gently cook until all the shrimp are pink. It takes 5 to 10 minutes depending on how hot the sauce was.

Gently cook until all the shrimp are pink. It takes 5 to 10 minutes depending on how hot the sauce was.

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Serve immediately over the rice with a salad and butter bread. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.

Serve immediately over the rice with a salad and butter bread. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.

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