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Shrimp Creole with White Rice

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  Lemon 1⁄2 , sliced
  Black peppercorns 4
  Raw shrimp 2 Pound (Shelled And Deveined)
  Bacon slices 4
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), finely chopped
  Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Green pepper 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), chopped
  Parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped
  Celery 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), thinly sliced
  Tomatoes 12 Ounce (1 Lb, 12 Oz)
  Tomato paste 6 Ounce
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crushed
  Bay leaf 1
  Dried thyme leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  File powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cooked white rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)

1. In large saucepan bring 1 quart water to boiling.
2. Add lemon slices, black peppercorns and shrimp, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 3 minutes.
3. Drain shrimp reserving 1 cup cooking liquid and in the same saucepan sauté bacon over low heat until crisp.
4. Remove bacon, drain on paper towels and crumble.
5. To the bacon fat, add butter, garlic, onion, green pepper, parsley, celery and cook, stirring, about 5 minutes until vegetables are tender.
6. Add reserved shrimp liquid, bacon, tomatoes, tomato paste, lemon juice, sugar, salt, pepper, red pepper, bay leaf and thyme.
7. Bring to boiling, reduce heat and simmer, covered for 30 minutes.
8. Just before serving, stir in file powder and shrimp and bring to boiling.
9. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

10. Serve over hot, cooked white rice.

This dish may be made in advance and frozen until ready to use.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 234 Calories from Fat 51

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9%

Saturated Fat 2.5 g12.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 181.3 mg60.4%

Sodium 473.4 mg19.7%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12.2%

Sugars 7.6 g

Protein 26 g51.8%

Vitamin A 27.2% Vitamin C 70.3%

Calcium 10.2% Iron 25.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Shrimp Creole With White Rice Recipe