words and images: James Stefiuk
Looking for a quick and delicious meal to make for dad this Fatherís Day? Try our Shrimp Creole recipe! Serve over your favorite rice for a meal dad is sure to love.
»2 Tablespoons olive oil
»4 garlic cloves, minced
»2 large onions, chopped
»2 stalks celery, chopped
»1 green bell pepper, chopped
»1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
»2 cups seafood or shrimp stock (you can use chicken stock in a pinch)
»1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, in thick puree
»Dash Worcestershire sauce
»Dash hot sauce
»2 bay leaves
»Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
»2-3 lbs. large shrimp, shelled and deveined
»4 Tablespoons green onions, sliced for garnish
Heat a large, heavy Dutch oven over medium heat. Add oil. Cook garlic, onions, celery, and green bell peppers until softened, about 5 minutes.
Stir in cayenne and let caramelize. Add stock, tomatoes, Worcestershire, hot sauce, and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 35 minutes.
Add shrimp and cook about 4 more minutes, until they are bright pink and cooked through.
Garnish with green onions or parsley and serve over your favorite rice.