Authentic Spicy Shrimp Creole

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Total Time
1hr 10mins
10 mins
1 hr

A New Orleans original! True comfort food for any Cajun. I dug this recipe up for *Denise*. I'm not sure where it came from but I think it is my sister's.

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  1. Over medium heat make a roux with the vegetable oil and flour.
  2. Stir continuously until the roux is the color of a paper bag.
  3. Add bell pepper, garlic, green onions and Tabasco.
  4. Keep cooking until the veggies get soft.
  5. Add the tomato paste and the water, making sure to mix well.
  6. Add shrimp; cover and simmer for about 15 minutes over low heat, making sure to stir every once and a while.
  7. Uncover and cook until desired consistency.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste and Cajun seasoning if desired.
  9. Serve over hot white rice with french bread on the side to soak up the juices.