From My Kitchen: Creole Shrimp Rice

Am I missing New Orleans and all the great food you can eat there? You bet I do. I don’t plan on going back anytime soon, so I’ll have to create some of the dishes I adored when I was there. I’ve made plenty of Louisiana dishes, but then I came across this recipe, and the addition of hot sauce really intrigued me, so I went for it. Needless to say, it was delicious. And fairly easy to prepare. It’s an excellent dish to make on a week night, game night, or any night.

What you’ll need:

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 stalks of celery, finely chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can Del Monte diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz clamato juice
  • 1 1/2 pounds clean shrimp
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp Louisiana style hot sauce
  • cooked white rice

In a 5 quart sauce pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add celery, green pepper, onion and creole seasoning. Cook for 15 minutes.

Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring continuously. Add the tomatoes. Stir and cook for another 2 minutes

Stir in the Clamato. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Add Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce. Stir. Add shrimp and simmer for 5 minutes. Add cooked rice, or serve over rice.

Bon Appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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