Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I LOVE to Cook!

Welcome, guest blogger and TEAM-PRZADA foodie, Karen Secor. 

I LOVE to cook…..but I do get tired of the same old recipes. My son Mitchell was coming home from college for a few and days and I wanted to fix something special! You know college kids….. they always love a home cooked meal. I wanted to fix something different, so I went to my trusty source for a new recipe, my Southern Living Cookbook.  I get a new addition every year.  I found a wonderful and easy recipe for Shrimp Creole. Everyone in my family loved it because it was super-delicious. Try it and let us know what you think!

BASIC TOMATO SAUCE

  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp. dried crushed red pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ tsp. salt
Directions:
Sauté garlic and crushed red pepper in hot oil in large saucepan over medium heat for l minute (do not brown garlic). Stir in tomatoes and salt. Bring sauce to a boil and reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes

SHRIMP CREOLE

  • 1 small onion
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ½ cup celery
  • 2 tsp. hot olive oil
Directions:
Sauté all these ingredients in olive oil for 4 to 5 minutes; Stir in Basic Tomato Sauce.  Add ¼ cup water and ½ of Creole seasoning, (You can add more if you like it spicy).  Stir in l lb. peeled, large, raw shrimp. Cover and simmer 5 to 6 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink.  Serve over hot rice or pasta.  Makes 6 Servings.

Domenica Catelli
Southern Living 2009 Annual Recipes

(SIMPLIFY:   I went to Market Street and bought the shrimp already peeled.  It really saved me time and it didn't cost that much.)

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