Moms Shrimp Creole Recipe @pinch

You know It is a delicious Southern dish when a recipe starts with baking drippings. This shrimp Creole recipe is a hearty dish that's full of sweet shrimp and fresh veggies. Okra, onion, celery, and tomato are the base for this dish and It is a marriage made in heaven. This has a true Southern feel, but like most Creole dishes, they are as diverse as the person cooking them. Even though this is a little different than other recipes, we loved this shrimp Creole. Growing up as a kid through adulthood, Mom would make this recipe. She would call and invite us over because she was making creole. That is all she would have to say. Great recipe with true Southern charm. God bless you, Mom.

moms shrimp creole
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Recipe Cuisine: Cajun/Creole Recipe Category: Fish Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) celery, chopped (about 4 stalks)
  • 4 tablespoon(s) bacon fat
  • 2 tablespoon(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon(s) each salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoon(s) chili powder (hot if you like)
  • 2 cup(s) water
  • 1 can(s) crushed tomatoes (28 oz, about 3 cups)
  • 2 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon(s) vinegar
  • 1 1/3 cup(s) medium shrimp, cleaned
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) fresh okra, cut up in bite-size pieces
Intructions :
  • Saute celery, onion, okra, and shrimp in bacon fat. (See step 4 for note on shrimp)
  • Add tomatoes, chili powder, salt, pepper, vinegar, and sugar
  • Mix enough water and flour to make a creamy sauce. Add gradually remaining water. Simmer for 60 minutes
  • I know y'all are questioning the length of time cooking the shrimp. This is a very old recipe and the older ladies back in the day cooked everything possibly longer than needed. I added the shrimp at the end and it was wonderful. It is up to you
  • Mom always put it over brown rice and served it with a wonderful salad and garlic bread. Gosh, I hope you like it. We love it.

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Keyword : shrimp-creole-Cajun/Creole-Fish

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