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Shrimp Creole With White Rice

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Ingredients
  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)
Directions

MAKING
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.

SERVING
10. Serve over hot, cooked white rice.

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

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Shrimp
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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