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Shrimp Creole Stir Fry

Ingredients
  Shrimp in shells 1 1⁄2 Pound, fresh or frozen
  Canned stewed tomatoes 16 Ounce (1 Can)
  Snipped parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Hot pepper sauce 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cooking oil 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Dried thyme 1⁄8 Teaspoon, crushed
  Ground cloves 1 Dash
  Celery stalks 2 , thinly bias sliced for 1 cup
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Green pepper 1 Medium, chopped for 3/4 cup
  Frozen cut okra 10 Ounce, thawed (1 Package)
Directions

Thaw shrimp, if frozen.
Shell and devein shrimp.
Halve shrimp lengthwise.
(If shrimp are large, halve again crosswise.) For sauce, stir together undrained stewed tomatoes, parsley, tomato paste, cornstarch, hot pepper sauce, and 1/3 cup cold water.
Set aside.
Preheat a wok or large skillet over high heat; add cooking oil.
(Add more oil as necessary during cooking.) Stir-fry garlic, thyme, and cloves in hot oil for 15 seconds.
Add celery and onion; stir-fry for 1 1/2 minutes.
Add green pepper; stir-fry about 1 1/2 minutes or till vegetables are crisp-tender.
Remove vegetables from the wok.
Add okra to the hot wok or skillet; stir-fry about 3 minutes or till crisp-tender.
Remove okra from the wok.
Add half of the shrimp to the hot wok or skillet.
Stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or till shrimp turns pink.
Remove shrimp.
Stir-fry the remaining shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove shrimp.
Stir sauce; add to the wok.
Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly.
Cook and stir for 2 minutes more.
Return vegetables and okra; stir ingredients together to coat with sauce.
Reduce heat.
Cover and cook for 3 minutes.
Stir in shrimp.
Cover and cook for 1 minute.
Serve immediately over rice.
If desired, pass additional hot pepper sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Shrimp
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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