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Court of Two Sisters Shrimp Creole

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound butter
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced shallots
  • 2 cups chopped canned tomatoes
  • 1 cup tomato puree or 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 pounds peeled and de-veined shrimp
  • 2 ounces cornstarch
  • 1 pint cold water
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cayenne
  • 2 bay leaves

Instructions

  1. Melt butter; sauté peppers, onions, celery and shallots for 5 minutes. Add tomato puree or paste and bay leaves, then simmer 15 minutes.
  2. Add shrimp and simmer 15 minutes
  3. Dissolve cornstarch in 1 pint cold water, add and simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Add lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste; add pinch of cayenne, simmer 15 minutes.
  5. Serve over steamed rice or creamed potatoes.





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