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Sapodeaux's Quick & Easy Shrimp Stew

Ingredients
  Large fresh shrimps 2 Pound (Gulf of Mexico shrimp)
  Water 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)
  Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs), finely chopped
  Green pepper 1 Cup (16 tbs), finely chopped
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Roux 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Tony Chachere’s instant roux mix)
  Black peppercorn 1⁄2 Teaspoon, coarsely ground
  Blackened seasoning 2 Teaspoon (Zaterains)
  Pepper sauce 1 Teaspoon (Louisiana Gold)
  Instant rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Peel and devein the shrimp.
2. Place the shrimp shells in a saucepan and cover with water. Simmer to make a shrimp stock. You can add a few drops of shrimp oil if you want a stronger shrimp flavor.
3. Strain and cool the stock. You can add a few ice cubes to cool it instantly.

MAKING
4. In a saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
5. Add onion and green pepper and sauté until soft and limp, about 5 to 8 minutes. Remove in a bowl.
6. Into the same saucepan, pour in 2 ½ cups of the prepared shrimp stock and blend 1 cup of the instant roux into it. Whisk until smooth and free of lumps.
7. Cook on a low flame, whisking constantly, until the gravy is thick.
8. Stir in the cooked onion and green pepper mixture into the gravy.
9. Pour in 2 cups of water and whisk, while the gravy simmers on low flame.
10. When the gravy thickens, turn up the heat and stir in the ground black pepper and blackened seasoning.
11. Add the shrimp to the gravy adjust the seasoning and add some pepper sauce to kick up the spice.
12. Simmer the shrimp on medium low heat for about 20 minutes, until they are pink, tender and cooked through.
13. In the meantime, cook the instant rice as per directions on the bag.

SERVING
14. Spoon some of the cooked rice into a large bowl and ladle the shrimp stew over it.
15. Enjoy hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Stew
Ingredient: 
Shrimp
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
6
This satisfying stew is an excellent recipe that is quick and easy to fix, and it tastes great too! Shrimp with onion, green pepper, all given depth by an instant brown roux and livened up with hot pepper sauce and Cajun spice seasoning. Warm up cool evenings with a delicious stew that's just as good on its own or ladled over rice.

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