Sunday, March 20, 2011

Shrimp Creole

I wanted to have shrimp for dinner today... and also use some of the lovely red and yellow peppers we have on hand.

I found a recipe on Gina's Skinny Recipes that looked like it would work.  I have used Gina's recipes in the past and so was pretty sure it would be good.  Of course I had to alter it a bit to fit my own ingredients.  I added more garlic,  peppers and celery, and changed the spices somewhat.  It was very tasty and we really enjoyed it over brown rice.  This is my version:

Shrimp Creole
Makes 2 hearty servings
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbs tomato paste mixed with 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • dash of garlic powder
  • few grinds of black pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp of all purpose flour mixed with 1 Tbsp water
  • 8 ounces of large cooked shrimp with tails removed 
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 drops hot sauce
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • salt to taste 
  1. In a large skillet heat the oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, red and yellow bell pepper, garlic and celery and saute until tender.
  2. Add tomatoes and tomato paste/water mixture, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and black pepper and bring to a boil.
  3. Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes.
  4. Stir the flour/water mixture into the tomatoes and vegetables on the stove.
  5. Continue cooking for another 5 minutes. 
  6. Add Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce; stir together.
  7. Add the shrimp and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes, or until shrimp is heated through, adjust salt if needed.
  8. Divide and ladle over brown rice, in a bowl.  Sprinkle with dried parsley and serve.
Weight Watchers P+ = 4.  This does not include the brown rice.
Calories 175; Protein 19g; Carbohydrate 18g; Fat 3g; Fibre 4g

By the time it was all ready, we were so hungry that I forgot to take a picture!  Will have to do that the next time we have this delicious dish.

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