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Antonio's-style Shrimp Creole

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. shrimp
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 (14 1/2 oz.) cans tomatoes with juice
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch

Preparation:

Sauté in 2 tablespoons butter the green pepper and onion. Add the tomatoes and juice and other seasonings. Blend in the cornstarch using a wire whip. Simmer covered 1 hour.

Sauté the shrimp in 3 tablespoons butter that has been seasoned with salt and pepper. Add to the sauce. This is better if made a day ahead of time. Can be frozen. Serve with white rice.

Makes 4

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